Survey finds continuing presence of E. coli at Irondale Beach County Park, but Quimper Peninsula water largely high quality – PDN

More on the Irondale E.Coli issues. The Jefferson County Health Dept. is going to continue to follow up on this over the next year to find the source of the problem.

Septic waste is the leading cause of stream pollution by Escherichia coli, or E. coli, in the northern part of the Quimper Peninsula, and the worst area is Irondale Beach County Park, according to a two-year survey. Nevertheless, the study found that much of the area’s water is of high quality, Michael Dawson, lead environmental health specialist for the Jefferson County Water Quality Program, told about 20 people at the Nordland Garden Club last Thursday evening. Charlie Bermant reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20151214/news/312149985/survey-finds-continuing-presence-of-e-coli-at-irondale-beach-county

Lowrie receives Stopps environmental award -PT Leader

Ray Lowrie was presented with the 10th annual Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award on Oct. 1.

“I had no clue that anything like this would ever happen,” said Lowrie, who taught at Chimacum School from 1960 to 1992.

About 165 people attended the Stewardship Breakfast in the Fort Worden Commons, where Lowrie was presented with the award by Janine Boire, executive director of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC). Attendees donated $25,160 at the breakfast, and an anonymous donor provided a $25,000 challenge match for a total of $50,160 raised, said Liesl Strabagh of the PTMSC.

http://www.ptleader.com/news/lowrie-receives-stopps-environmental-award/article_66b0939e-4e78-11e4-ab06-001a4bcf6878.html

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