Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fecal Matters: Bayview State park OPEN for water recreation, Skagit County

BEACH Program Update

June 2, 2016 Bayview State park beach is re-opened to swimming and water contact recreation.  Recent water sampling showed that bacteria levels were low and safe for swimming. Swim closure signs were previously posted on May 27, 2016.

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 web site to find the latest results for these and other saltwater beaches:

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 for questions.

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