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No Alcohol in North Beach Park
“In the State of Washington it is illegal to open or consume alcoholic beverages in a public place (see Title 66.44.100 of the RCW). This law applies in all Jefferson County parks, campgrounds, and recreation facilities. Exceptions to this law can be granted by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (see Title 314 of the WAC) in the form of a banquet permit or a special occasion license for example. All proposals to serve alcohol at an event in a Jefferson County Park are subject to approval by Jefferson County. For more information please contact Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Picnic Shelter Currently Closed
The Picnic Shelter is currently closed for repairs at North Beach Park. We are accepting donations to replace a post and the roof. Please contact Matt Tyler at 360-385-9129 for more information.
Sewage Spill at North Beach Park
Port Townsend, 02/24/14 –– City of Port Townsend officials reported an intermittent leak of treated sewage at North Beach County Park beach. As a result of these spills, Jefferson County Public Health has issued a “No Contact” Health Advisory for all of North Beach and posted warning signs.
The public is advised to avoid any contact with the water at North Beach, including surfing, swimming, boating, fishing and harvesting of shellfish and seaweed. Shellfishing is always closed at North Beach due to the vicinity of the sewage treatment plant outfall. The treated sewage contains low numbers of bacteria, but there remains a risk to human health from water contact.
City officials report that heavy rains are a possible factor in raising the volume of wastewater from the wastewater treatment plant. The leak appears to be from the outfall pipe that is buried under the beach. Repairs will take place when access can occur with low tides, but the health risk remains until the repairs are completed.
For more information on this advisory, contact Jefferson County Public Health’s Water Quality Program at (360) 385-9444.Beach goers can view current beach advisories at the BEACH program website: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach.
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