The Blue Flag International Jury meeting in October was also the occasion to select the winners of the Blue Flag Best Practice Competition. The competition was created to highlight the best examples of environmental protection practices implemented by Blue Flag sites around the world.
The theme of the 2020 competition was pollution, and the International Jury had to choose between many excellent best practices submitted by Blue Flag sites.
For the second-place, the International Jury has selected the watershed education outreach on the U.S Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands Conservation Society spearheaded a 2-year watershed assessment for the Smith Bay/Water Bay area in St. Thomas. Upon completion of the analysis, Blue Flag USVI created an informational brochure and coordinated numerous coastal clean-ups (on land and in water), to educate participants on the impacts of pollution in watersheds and their possible contributions to help protect those watersheds. Read More.