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  1. Gibbs Lake cyanobacteria bloom Danger Closed photo by Tim Weissman

    Gibbs Lake Closed due to Toxin

    High levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in a water sample taken from Gibbs Lake on Monday, July 19. Read on...
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    Discovery Bay Shellfish Closure

    Port Townsend, WA: Recent shellfish samples taken from Discovery Bay were found to contain elevated levels of the marine biotoxin that causes Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP).
  3. Funding Opportunity for Marine Stewardship, Restoration & Engagement in Western Jefferson & Clallam

    Port Townsend – The North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC) invites project proposals for the 2021-23 funding round. Eligible projects will be designed to promote marine stewardship, restoration and citizen engagement...
  4. 20210702 Pt Whitney Irondale Warning

    Health Warning at Point Whitney and Irondale Beaches Due to Bacteria

    Port Townsend– High levels of fecal bacteria at Point Whitney beach in Brinnon, and Irondale beach in Port Hadlock have prompted Jefferson County Public Health to issue a health warning.
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    Rescinding of Jefferson County Health Officer Directive

    The health officer directive requiring indoor masking of all Jefferson County residents that has been in effect since May 26, 2021 has been rescinded. Read on
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    Marine Biotoxins Decline in Discovery Bay

    Port Townsend, WA. A harmful algae bloom in Discovery Bay that caused a shellfish closure in April has dissipated, and shellfish samples were found to have safe levels of the marine biotoxin that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP).
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