Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Debbie Talbot
Phone: (310) 305-9548
Cell: (310) 809-3831
BEACHES AND HARBORS LAUNCHES FACEBOOK PAGE
MARINA DEL REY, CALIF. – August 16, 2010 – The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors has launched a Facebook fan page, using the highly popular social media tool as yet another way to communicate with the public interested in Los Angeles County beaches and Marina del Rey.
Facebook users can follow Beaches and Harbors fan pages for news, view photos and start discussions with over 350 million followers. The speed and efficiency of social media communications provides the added benefit of instantaneous updates in situations that benefit from up-to-the minute information, like emergencies, natural disasters, and calendar edits for Commission meetings and special events.
Social networking sites like Facebook allow for two-way interaction with citizens by providing a platform to easily gather feedback, encourage participation, and support the Department’s goal of providing communications in an easy format for the public to find and use.
To become a fan of Beaches and Harbors on Facebook, search for “Beaches and Harbors Los Angeles County” when utilizing the site, or visit the Department’s website at marinadelrey.lacounty.gov and click on the Facebook link for immediate access to the portal