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June 20, 2019

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Peñasco’s sustainable clean beach recertification

By José Antonio Pérez On Tuesday, with Sonoran Governor Claudia Pavlovich on hand as witness,  Puerto Peñasco received official recognition for recertification of its sustainable clean beach  for a second year in a row. During the State Playas Limpias Committee Meeting, José Luis Acosta Rodríguez from the Northwestern Basin of the National Water Commission presented […]

What’s Clean Beach Certification?

In March 2017, Puerto Peñasco received the honor of obtaining Clean Beach Certification for a 1500 meter lineal stretch of coastline extending from Playa Bonita Hotel to Las Palomas on Sandy Beach.  This September, a second environmental audit is planned to corroborate upholding of Mexican Beach Sustainability Norms.   Yet, what’s Clean Beach Certification? Twelve things […]

Preparations underway for second audit of Clean Beach certification

By José Antonio Pérez A second environmental audit to corroborate compliance with Mexican Beach Sustainability Norms is scheduled to take place in Puerto Peñasco toward the end of the summer. César García González, Operating Coordinator for the Maritime & Federal Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), reported preparations are already underway for the audit, including intensive coordinated work […]

Puerto Peñasco recertified as Sustainable Clean Beach

Jan. 15, 2018.  Thanks to multiple efforts and the firm commitment of Mayor Kiko Munro’s administration, along with members of the local Clean Beaches Committee,  Puerto Peñasco has been recertified as a Level 2 Sustainable Clean Beach for a second year in a row, reported ZOFEMAT Director Luis César García González. The Director of the […]

Peñasco becomes first beach in Sonora to get Clean Beach Certification

By José Antonio Perez Following various months under the current city administration, not to mention years of effort by many, Puerto Peñasco has become the first beach in Sonora to receive Clean Beach Certification. This is a reason to be proud, announced Mayor Kiko Munro, as he spoke during the visit of Mexican Tourism Secretary […]

Mayor presents beach buoy project for tourist corridor

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. May 27, 2016.  With the goal of safeguarding the integrity of residents and visitors alike, Mayor Kiko Munro presented a Tourist Corridor Beach Buoy project to business leaders, authorities, and developers. The Mayor explained the Municipal Civil Protection Unit’s proposal is part of the comprehensive Clean Beach Certification project, currently promoted by […]

Ongoing efforts to achieve Clean Beach certification

By Azucena Mazón and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero With the goal of continuing to work towards obtaining Clean Beach certification in Puerto Peñasco in 2016, the Clean Beach Committee of Puerto Peñasco recently swore in its new board, honorary President of which is Mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro. After the swearing in of Munro, along with Héctor Vázquez […]