Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fecal Matters: Swim Closure issued for Freeland County Park, Island County

BEACH Program Update

On June 9, 2016 Freeland County Park on Whidbey Island (Island County) was closed to swimming and water recreation. Freeland County Park has a permanent swim advisory due to moderately high bacteria levels in the summer.  The swim closure was issued due to high bacteria levels found in water samples. 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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