Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fecal Matters: Lions Field and Evergreen Park are OPEN for Swimming, Kitsap County

BEACH Program Update

On August 18, 2015, Kitsap Public Health District reopened beaches in Port Washington Narrows after water samples collected Monday at both Lions Field and Evergreen Park confirmed bacteria levels are safe for water recreation.

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.

Visit the BEACH website to find the latest results for these and other saltwater beaches: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/

Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on our blog Fecal Matters, on Facebook, or join our listserv.

Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6139 or debby.sargeant@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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