By Marily Chadwell, Board Member
At the end of a very challenging school year, we want the community to know that we persevered and made sure that bags of nutritious, kid-friendly food were delivered each and every week to the students in need in the Chimacum public schools.
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Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 5, so you don’t miss the biggest event of the year in Port Ludlow – the Art Fair at the Port Ludlow Inn from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the free outdoor concert near the Grace Christian Center from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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On Thursdays beginning August 5 through September 2, you’ll be able to enjoy live music at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend. The showcase offers a setting where you can relax in a beer, wine, and cider garden near the waterfront.
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Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager
Jefferson County Public Health
360-385-9444 ext. 301
Recent shellfish samples taken from Discovery Bay were found to contain elevated levels of the marine biotoxin that causes Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP). As a result, the Washington State Department of Health has closed Discovery Bay beaches for shellfish harvest for all shellfish species. Danger signs have been posted at public access points warning people not to consume shellfish from this area.
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Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager Jefferson County Public Health
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. Children, the elderly, and those in ill health are advised not to swim. Shellfishing is also not advised.
Warning signs have been posted at public access points. Water samples taken Tuesday, June 29, and analyzed for enterococcus (a type of fecal bacteria) averaged over 600 per 100 milliliters of water at Point Whitney. The Washington BEACH program advisory level is 104. By Thursday July 1, the average had climbed to over 800. Irondale beach bacteria levels were 105 on June 29, and 276 on July 1. The cause of the high bacteria levels is under investigation.
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The health officer directive requiring indoor masking of all Jefferson County residents that has been in effect since May 26, 2021 has been rescinded. Much has changed over the past year. 453,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Washington State and 5,956 residents have died of this infection. In Jefferson County, 449 cases have been reported and four residents have lost their lives. Highly effective vaccines have been deployed with 64% of Jefferson County residents now fully vaccinated, the second highest level in the state.
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