Fecal Matters: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is open for water contact recreation, King County

Public Health - Seattle & King County has lifted the no-contact advisory for Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. The park is now open for water contact recreation. Water sample results now show there is no longer a public health risk.

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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Laura Hermanson, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-407-6154 or laura.hermanson@ecy.wa.gov for questions.