Thursday, June 1, 2017

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

BEACH Program Update

On 6/1/2017, Island County Public Health issued a no contact health advisory for Freeland County Park beach. The closure was issued due to high fecal bacteria levels in the water. This beach will be re-sampled next week to see if bacterial levels have dropped. The public is advised to avoid 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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Julianne Ruffner, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-407-6154 or for questions.

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