Monday, February 5, 2018

Fecal Matters: Windjammer Park is CLOSED to Water Contact Recreation, Island County

BEACH Program Update

On February 5, 2018, Island County Public Health issued a no water contact health advisory for Windjammer Park. This closure is in response to a sewage spill that discharged into Oak Harbor. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area until the health department has removed the closure signs posted at this beach.

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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Julianne Ruffner, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-407-6154 or for questions.

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