Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fecal Matters: Freeland County Park in Island County CLOSED to Swimming

BEACH Program Update

On August 27, 2015, Island County Health Department closed Freeland County Park to swimming due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water.  This beach will be resampled for bacteria levels next week.  The public is to have no contact with the water until further notice.

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.

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Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6139 or for questions.

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