Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fecal Matters: Swimming Advisory at Bay View State Park

BEACH Program Update

Marine water sampling results indicate high bacteria levels at Bay View State Park in Skagit County. The beach will be posted with a swimming advisory on Friday, September 2, 2011. Follow up samples will be collected next week.

Contact with fecal contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.

Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on our blog Fecal Matters, on Facebook, or join our listserv. Julie Lowe is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6543 or for questions.

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