Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fecal Matters: Padden Lagoon and south Boulevard Park beaches in Bellingham CLOSED to water contact recreation, Whatcom County

BEACH Program Update

On February 22, 2016, a water contact closure was issued for the Padden Creek Lagoon and South Boulevard Park beaches in Bellingham.  The closure is due to a raw sewage discharge to Padden Creek.  These beaches will remain closed to water contact recreation 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.

Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on Facebook, checking beach status on Coastal Atlas, or joining our listserv. Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at for questions.

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