Always working for a healthier Jefferson.
Public Health News and Events from Jefferson County Public Health.

Welcome » News & Events     

Hood Canal Beaches Closed to the Recreational Harvesting of Shellfish due to Marine Biotoxins

Jefferson County, July 25, 2012 – Marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) have been detected at concentrations above the closure level in shellfish samples collected at most of Jefferson County Beaches. 

more…
 

Oak Bay & Admiralty Inlet Beaches Closed to the Recreational Harvest of Shellfish Due to Marine Biotoxin

Jefferson County, July 20, 2012 – Marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been detected at concentrations above the closure level in shellfish samples collected from Indian Island.  As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Admiralty Inlet and Oak Bay beaches to recreational shellfish harvest.  Shellfish harvested commercially are tested for toxin prior to distribution and should be safe to eat. 

more…
 

Picnic August 1st to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Port Townsend, July 19, 2012 – Join us at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend for the annual global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/ . Jefferson County Public Health invites breastfeeding moms, babies, family and friends Wednesday, August 1st, 1 PM to a potluck picnic lunch.

more…
 

Fort Flagler, Kilisut Harbor, Mystery Bay Beaches Closed to the Recreational Harvest of Shellfish due to Marine Biotoxin

Port Townsend, July 18, 2012 – Marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been detected at concentrations above the closure level in shellfish samples collected from Fort Flagler and Mystery Bay. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Fort Flagler, Kilisut Harbor and Mystery Bay beaches to recreational shellfish harvest.

more…
 

Free Tdap Vaccine Available in Quilcene & Port Hadlock

Port Townsend, July 19, 2012 – The whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic in Washington is ongoing, and there is still pertussis activity in Jefferson County. Nearly 2900 cases have been reported state-wide in 2012. All adults and older children are encouraged to get vaccinated to decrease risk of exposing infants, who can develop very severe disease.

more…
 

JCPH Posts New Link to Key Documents Regarding Inert Waste Landfill History

Port Townsend, July 18, 2012 – Citizens seeking documents often sought by public records requests can now find the documents on-line. This approach will provide quicker and convenient access to public records. There will also be a link to Frequently Asked Questions, which JCPH will update periodically.

more…
 

Discovery Bay Area Beaches Closed to the Recreational Harvest of Shellfish due to Marine Biotoxin

Port Townsend, July 17, 2012 – Marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been detected at concentrations above the closure level in shellfish samples collected from Discovery Bay. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has updated the closure of recreational shellfish harvest in Discovery Bay to include PSP.

more…
 

Four “Puget Sound Champions” honored in Hood Canal for protecting & restoring Puget Sound

KINGSTON, June 20, 2012 – Today the Puget Sound Partnership honored four “Puget Sound Champions” in Hood Canal for their exceptional work protecting and restoring habitat, cleaning up polluted waters, and engaging the community in implementing the Action Agenda—the Partnership’s regional plan to cleanup Puget Sound. The ceremony occurred at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Center, located in Kingston.

more…
 

JCPH Awarded State/Private Grant for Local Families

Port Townsend, Washington, July 9, 2012 - About 25 families in Jefferson County will now get additional support to give their children a great start in life thanks to a recent round of awards from the state’s Home Visiting Services Account (HVSA). Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and Kitsap Public Health Division (KPHD) were one of 10 grantees statewide that received $175,000. Over the next year, $87,500 will help Jefferson County Public Health continue the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) home visiting program that began 13 years ago, seeing 25 to 32 families yearly. “This evidenced-based program changes the future of our community, improves school readiness, decreases reliance on welfare and emergency room use”, says Jean Baldwin JCPH Director.

more…
 

Discovery, Quilcene & Dabob Bay Beaches Closed to the Recreational Harvest of Shellfish Due to Marine Biotoxins

Port Townsend, Washington, July 2, 2012 - Jefferson County-Marine biotoxins that cause Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) have been detected at concentrations above the closure level in shellfish samples collected from Discovery Bay, Quilcene Bay and Dabob Bay. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed all beaches in Discovery, Quilcene and Dabob Bays to the recreational harvest of shellfish. Commercially harvested shellfish are sampled separately and products on the market should be safe to eat.

more…

     « Previous | Page 16 of 18 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 | Next »


Jefferson County Jefferson County Public Health
615 Sheridan Street - Port Townsend, WA 98368
Community Health: 360.385.9400 | Environmental Health: 360.385.9444
info@jeffersoncountypublichealth.org