Beach http://nhpr.org en Bacteria Advisory Lifted At Weirs Beach, But Source Of Contamination Remains Unknown http://nhpr.org/post/bacteria-advisory-lifted-weirs-beach-source-contamination-remains-unknown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Environmental Services has lifted the fecal bacteria advisory on Weirs Beach in </span>Laconia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; But advisories remain in place for Bartlett Beach and </span>Opechee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cove.&nbsp; </span></p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 32085 at http://nhpr.org Bacteria Advisory Lifted At Weirs Beach, But Source Of Contamination Remains Unknown The Heat is Up, and So Are Beach Advisories http://nhpr.org/post/heat-and-so-are-beach-advisories <p>With recent heavy rains, more&nbsp;New Hampshire ponds and lakes have been under water quality advisories.</p><p>See a map of <a href="http://www2.des.state.nh.us/WaterShed_BeachMaps/WaterShed_BeachMaps.aspx">current beach advisories here. </a></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:48:05 +0000 Rick Ganley 31464 at http://nhpr.org Looking For The Perfect Public Beach? Of Course There's An App For That http://nhpr.org/post/looking-perfect-public-beach-course-theres-app <p>New Hampshire only has eighteen miles of coastline - but even in sunny coastal California, arguments over property rights have made finding that perfect beach spot harder than ever before. From California to the New England coast, there is a swelling debate over who the beach belongs to.</p><p><strong>Jenny Price </strong>is an environmental writer who has been fighting for more open public access to Malibu’s twenty-seven miles of beach. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/us/in-battle-over-malibu-beaches-an-app-unlocks-access.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">She co-created an app</a>, “<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/our-malibu-beaches/id565636167?mt=8" target="_blank">Our Malibu Beaches</a>”, with app developer <strong>Ben Adair</strong>. It aims to show precisely where the public can enjoy parts of the California coast normally restricted to beach-front property owners.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:23:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30531 at http://nhpr.org Looking For The Perfect Public Beach? Of Course There's An App For That