Jefferson County Invites Applications For Open Space Projects
Port Townsend – What do the Chimacum and Snow Creek watersheds have in common with Bolton Farm, Tamanowas Rock, and “Cappy’s Trails”? They all contain examples of open space lands protected, in part, through Jefferson County’s Conservation Futures Program and Fund.
H5N2 Strain of Influenza Found on the Olympic Peninsula
Port Townsend – Over the weekend, the H5N2 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus (HPAIV) was detected in a mixed flock of backyard poultry in the Agnew area of Clallam County. There is no immediate public health concern due to this avian influenza virus detection.
Port Townsend – Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. has issued voluntary recalls of all ice cream, gelato, custard and sorbet for all flavors and container sizes produced on or after January 1, 2014 until December 15, 2014 because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. These products were distributed throughout Jefferson County through retail grocery stores and restaurants.
Port Townsend – Heavy rains have caused flooding in many parts of Jefferson County including Quilcene, Brinnon and western Jefferson County. Hazardous conditions exist and emergency personnel are assisting residents and travelers.
Dabob Bay Beaches Reopen to the Recreational Harvest of Certain Shellfish Species
Port Townsend - Declining biotoxin levels in mussels, oysters and Manila clams have allowed a partial reopening for recreational shellfishing in Dabob Bay. The harvest of Butter and Varnish clams remains closed due to biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP).
Port Townsend - Olympic Water and Sewer officials reported a sewage spill at the intersection of Muir Court and Highlands Drive in Port Ludlow on Sunday, November 23, 2014, due to a sewage pipe blockage. Repairs to the sewer system were made promptly and the problem corrected Sunday afternoon.
Hood Canal Watershed Clean Water Project Public Meetings
Port Townsend - Jefferson County Public Health in partnership with Jefferson County Conservation District will present a summary of work for the Hood Canal Watershed Clean Water Project at two public meetings in December.
The meetings will be held at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Hwy 101, Quilcene, WA 98376, Monday, December 8th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Hwy 101, Brinnon, WA 98320, Wednesday December 10th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.