Friday, August 19, 2016

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

BEACH Program Update

On August 19, 2016, Island County Public Health issued a "No Contact" health advisory for Freeland County Park. The closure was issued due to high fecal bacteria levels in the water. The public is advised to avoid any 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, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-407-6139 or for questions.

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