• From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      July 19, 2012

     

    Re:         BEACHES REOPENED:   SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

                                                                  BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for the following beaches:

     

                 Sherman Park, Sault, MI

              Brimley State Park, Brimley, MI

     

    All beaches monitored by the Chippewa County Health Department are currently open for recreational swimming.

     

    BEACHES OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    DUKES LAKE, KINROSS TOWNSHIP

    KINROSS LAKE, KINROSS TOWNSHIP

    MONOCLE LAKE, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

     

    Monitoring efforts continue by the Environmental Health Staff through to September 30, 2012.

     

     

    ___________________________________________________________________________

     

     

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      Wednesday July 18, 2012

     

    RE:        BEACH CLOSURES:      SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

                                                               BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY MI

               

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the following beaches are closed to recreational swimming:

     

                            SHERMAN PARK, SAULT STE MARIE, MI

                            BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters in these areas.

     

    Monitoring efforts continue on a daily basis by the Environmental Health staff. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

     

     

    From:    Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      June 27, 2012

     

    Re:         ALL ADVISORIES: LIFTED

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for areas near Brimley State Park, Big Pines Picnic Area, and Bay View Campground.

     

    All beaches monitored by the Chippewa County Health Department are currently open for recreational swimming.

     

    BEACHES OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

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    From:    Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      June 22, 2012

     

    Re:         NO BODY CONTACT ADVISORY:  BRIMLEY STATE PARK

                   BEACHES REOPENED:   DUNBAR PARK, KINROSS LAKE AND SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK

                   NO BODY CONTACT ADVISORY LIFTED FOR NORTH SHORE OF SUGAR ISLAND

    __________________________________________________________________________________

    The Chippewa County Health Department has posted a NO BODY CONTACT ADVISORY for areas within the area of Brimley State Park, Superior Township.

     

    People are advised to avoid body contact with surface waters in these areas.

    ADVISORY

    ·         BRIMLEY STATE PARK, SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for the following beaches:

                            CLOSURES LIFTED

    ·         DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    ·         KINROSS LAKE, KINROSS TOWNSHIP

    ·         SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

    ADVISORY LIFTED

    ·         AREAS WITHIN THE NORTH SHORE OF SUGAR ISLAND (LAKE GEORGE CHANNEL), SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP.

     

    BEACHES OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    KINROSS LAKE, KINROSS TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND

     

    Monitoring efforts continue by the Environmental Health Staff through to September 30, 2012. For more information, visit www.chippewahd.com .

    ____________________________________________________________________

    From:    Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      June 21, 2012

     

    Re:         BEACHES REOPENED:   FOUR MILE BEACH, SHERMAN PARK AND BRIMLEY STATE PARK

     

                   BEACH CLOSURES:  SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK , DUNBAR PARK AND KINROSS LAKE

     

                   NO BODY CONTACT ADVISORY FOR NORTH SHORE OF SUGAR ISLAND

    __________________________________________________________________________________

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for the following beaches:

                            CLOSURES LIFTED

    ·         FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    ·         SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    ·         BRIMLEY STATE PARK, SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP

     

    ADVISORY LIFTED

    ·         AREAS WITHIN THE WAISKA BAY AND BACK BAY IN SUPERIOR AND BAY MILLS TOWNSHIPS

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for the areas within the Waiska Bay and Back Bay in Superior and Bay Mills Township.

     

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the following beaches are closed to recreational swimming EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, 2012:

                           

    CLOSURES

    ·         SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    ·         DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    ·         KINROSS LAKE, KINROSS TOWNSHIP

     

    ADVISORY

    ·         AREAS WITHIN THE NORTH SHORE OF SUGAR ISLAND (LAKE GEORGE CHANNEL), SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP.

     

    In addition to the above beach re-openings and closures, the NO BODY CONTACT ADVISORY posted June 20, 2012 remains in effect for the areas within the North Shore of Sugar Island (Lake George Channel), Sugar Island Township.

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    BEACHES OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

     

    Monitoring efforts continue by the Environmental Health Staff through to September 30, 2012.

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    From:    Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      Wednesday June 20, 2012

     

    RE:        BEACH CLOSURES FOR CHIPPEWA COUNTY

                   NO BODY CONTACT ADVISORIES FOR CHIPPEWA COUNTY

               

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the following beaches are closed to recreational swimming:

     

              CLOSURES

    ·         FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    ·         SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    ·         BRIMLEY STATE PARK, SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP

    ·         SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

                ADVISORIES

    ·         AREAS WITHIN THE NORTH SHORE OF SUGAR ISLAND (LAKE GEORGE CHANNEL), SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    ·         AREAS WITHIN THE WAISKA BAY AND BACK BAY IN SUPERIOR AND BAY MILLS TOWNSHIPS

               

    In addition to the above beach closures, the Chippewa County Health Department has also posted a NO BODY CONTACT ADVISORY for areas within the Waiska Bay and Back Bay in Superior and Bay Mills Townships.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters in these areas.

     

    Monitoring efforts continue on a daily basis by the Environmental Health staff. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened. _________________________________________________________________________

    From:    Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      August 12, 2011

     

    Re:         BEACH CLOSURES LIFTED – ADVISORY POSTED

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for areas at SHERMAN PARK IN SAULT STE MARIE, MI AND BRIMLEY STATE PARK IN BRIMLEY, MI.

     

    Brimley State Park and Sherman Park is now re-opened for swimming. The current daily results for E. coli show the water quality at Sherman Park to be safe for body contact.

     

    Although the current conditions show to be safe for swimming, an advisory will be posted at Brimley State Park and Sherman Park until the 30-day monthly average of E. coli results falls within the safe limit.

     

    Water quality monitoring and sample collection will be on-going through to September 30, 2010. 

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------From:    Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      August 11, 2011

     

    RE:     BEACHES CLOSED:  BRIMLEY STATE PARK and SHERMAN PARK

               

     

    BEACH CLOSURES

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, Brimley State Park in Brimley, MI is closed to recreational swimming.

     

    Sherman Park also remains closed.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters in these areas. The Environmental Health staff continues to investigate and track potential sources of contamination in these areas on a daily basis. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

    The following beaches remain open to the public for recreational swimming:

             

    OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES AND BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    PENDILS PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

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    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      August 9,2011

     

    RE:     BEACH CLOSURES: SHERMAN PARK

     

    BEACH CLOSURES

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the following beaches are closed to recreational swimming:

     

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters in these areas. The Environmental Health staff continues to investigate and track potential sources of contamination in these areas on a daily basis. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

    The following beaches remain open to the public for recreational swimming:

             

    OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES AND BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    PENDILS PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

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    Date:      August 5, 2011

     

    Re:         BEACHES REOPENED: SHERMAN PARK; BRIMLEY STATE PARK

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for the following beaches:

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

                BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY MI

     

    All beaches monitored by the Chippewa County Health Department are currently open for recreational swimming.

     

    BEACHES OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

    Monitoring efforts continue by the Environmental Health Staff through to September 30, 2011.  

     

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     Date:      August 4, 2011

    ,

     

    Re:         BEACH CLOSURES: SHERMAN PARK; BRIMLEY STATE PARK

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria specifically E. coli, the following beaches are closed to recreational swimming:

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

                BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY MI

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters in these areas. Environmental Health staff continue to investigate and track potential sources of contamination in these areas on a daily basis. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened. 

     

    The following beaches remain open to the public for recreational swimming:

     

    BEACHES OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

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    Date:      July 28, 2011

     

    Re:         BEACHES REOPENED: SHERMAN PARK; BRIMLEY STATE PARK

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for the following beaches:

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

                BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY MI

     

    All beaches monitored by the Chippewa County Health Department are currently open for recreational swimming.

     

    BEACHES OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

    Monitoring efforts continue by the Environmental Health Staff through to September 30, 2011.

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    Date:  July 27, 2011

     

    RE:     BEACH CLOSURES: SHERMANPARK; BRIMLEY STATE PARK

               

    ADVISORY LIFTED: NORTHSHORE OF SUGAR ISLAND

     

    BEACH CLOSURES

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the following beaches are closed to recreational swimming:

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

                BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY MI

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters in these areas. Monitoring efforts continue on a daily basis by the Environmental Health staff. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

    ADVISORY LIFTED – SUGAR ISLAND NORTHSHORE

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for the Northshore of Sugar Island, which includes Sugar Island Township Park.

     

    The following beaches remain open to the public for recreational swimming:

             

    OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES AND BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    PENDILS PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DUNBAR PARK, BRUCE TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

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    Date:      July 23, 2011

     

    Re:         SHERMAN, BIG PINES, PENDILLS BEACHES REOPENED

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for the following beaches:

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

                BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS

                PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS

     

    A No Body Contact Advisory remains in effect for the Northshore of Sugar Island and Lake George Channel. People should continue to avoid coming into contact in this area.

     

    BEACHES OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT, MI

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

     

    Monitoring efforts continue by the Environmental Health Staff through to September 30, 2011.

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    Date:      July 22, 2011

     

    RE:     BEACH CLOSURES:

                SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

                BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS

                PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the following beaches are closed to recreational swimming:

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT MI

                BIG PINES PICNIC AREA, BAY MILLS

                PENDILLS CREEK PUBLIC BEACH AREA, BAY MILLS

     

    A No Body Contact Advisory remains in effect for the Northshore of Sugar Island, Lake George Channel area which includes Sugar Island Township Park.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters in these areas.

     

    Monitoring efforts continue on a daily basis by the Environmental Health staff. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

    The following beaches remain open to the public for recreational swimming:

             

    OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

    FOUR MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

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    Date:      July 20, 2011

     

    Re:         FOUR MILE BEACH REOPENED

                   ADVISORY REMAINS FOR NORTHSHORE SUGAR ISLAND

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for Four Mile Beach and surrounding areas.

     

    A No Body Contact Advisory remains in effect for the Northshore of Sugar Island and Lake George Channel. People should continue to avoid coming into contact in this area.

     

    Monitoring efforts continue by the Environmental Health Staff through to September 30, 2011.

     

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    Date:  July 19, 2011

     

    RE:     4 Mile Beach Closure, Soo Township

     

    4 Mile Beach, Soo Township, is closed to body contact as a result in elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli.   

     

    A No Body Contact Advisory remains in effect for the Northshore of Sugar Island, Lake George Channel area which includes Sugar Island Township Park.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters at 4 Mile Beach, Soo Township and the Northshore of Sugar Island, Lake George Channel area. Monitoring efforts continue on a daily basis by the Environmental Health staff. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

    The following beaches remain open to the public for recreational swimming:

             

    OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    BRIMLEY, STATE PARK, BRIMLEY, MI

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT STE MARIE, MI

    BIG PINES PARK / BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

    DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, DRUMMOND ISLAND TOWNSHIP

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    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian

     

    Date:      July 16, 2011

     

    RE:     Sewage Bypass Release: No-body Contact Advisory St. Mary’s River Lake George Channel

     

     

    As a result of a recent sewage bypass from a municipal sewage treatment facility in Sault Ste Marie Ontario, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued a no body contact advisory for areas along the north shore of Sugar Island within the Lake George Channel. People should avoid body contact with surface waters of the St. Mary’s River in this area. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the no body contact advisory is lifted.

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    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      July 15, 2011

     

    Re:         ADVISORIES LIFTED: BRIMLEY STATE PARK RE-OPENED

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for Brimley State Park and all surrounding areas.

     

    All Public Beaches Monitored by the Chippewa County Health Department are currently open for recreational swimming.

     

    Water quality monitoring and sample collection will be on-going through to September 30, 2011. 

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    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      July 14, 2011

     

    RE:        UPDATE: Beach Closures

     

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK remains closed to body contact as a result in elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli. In addition, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued a No Body Contact Advisory for areas between the Waiske River and the Brimley State Park.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters in this area and at Brimley State Park. Monitoring efforts continue on a daily basis by the Environmental Health staff. The Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

    The following beaches remain open to the public for recreational swimming:

             

    OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

    SHERMAN PARK, SAULT STE MARIE, MI

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP

    4-MILE BEACH, SOO TOWNSHIP

    BIG PINES PARK / BAY VIEW CAMPGROUND, BAY MILLS TOWNSHIP

    DETOUR ALBANY BEACH, DETOUR TOWNSHIP

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    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:    Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      July 13, 2011

     

    RE:     BEACH CLOSURE at SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK - Sault Ste Marie, MI

                BEACH CLOSURE at BRIMLEY STATE PARKBrimley, MI

     

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK on Sugar Island in Sault Ste Marie, MI and BRIMLEY STATE PARK in Brimley, MI closed for body contact.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters at Sherman Park and surrounding area. Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

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    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      July 11, 2011

     

    RE:     Body Contact Advisory Due To Heavy Rains

     

     

    As a result of heavy rains in the Sault Ste Marie area, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued a Body Contact Advisory for areas near the St. Mary’s River and Lake George Channel.

     

    Heavy rains are known to cause elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli in the river. People should avoid body contact with the surface water in these areas for at least 24 hours following a heavy rain event.

     

     

    SEPT 01, 2010

    NO-BODY CONTACT FOR ST. MAR RIVER LAKE GEORGE CHANNEL AND THE LOWER RIVER

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian

    Date:      September 1, 2010

     

    RE:     No-body Contact Advisory St. Mary’s River Lake George Channel and Lower River

     

    As a result of recent blended sewage bypasses from municipal sewage treatment facilities within the area of Sault Ste Marie Michigan and Ontario, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued a no-body contact advisory for areas along the north shore of Sugar Island within the Lake George Channel and the lower St. Mary’s River. People should avoid body contact with surface waters of the St. Mary’s River in these areas. Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the no body contact advisory is lifted.

     

    AUGUST 25, 2010

    CLOSURE LIFTED - Sugar Island Township Park

    From:   David Martin, Environmental Health Director & Health Officer

     

    Date:    August 25, 2010

     

    RE:      CLOSURE LIFTED - Sugar Island Township Park

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for areas along the north shore of Sugar Island within the Lake George Channel, specifically 1175 N Westshore Drive (Sugar Island Township Park).

     

    Water quality monitoring and sample collection will be on-going through to September 30, 2010.

     

    AUGUST 19, 2010

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK REMAINS CLOSED,

    SHERMAN PARK & BRIMLEY STATE PARK BEACHES OPEN.

    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Re:         SHERMAN PARK: BEACH CLOSURE LIFTED – ADVISORY POSTED

                   BRIMLEY STATE PARK: BEACH CLOSURE LIFTED – ADVISORY POSTED

     

                   SUGARISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK– REMAINS CLOSED

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for areas at SHERMANPARK IN SAULT STE MARIE, MI and BRIMLEYSTATE PARK IN BRIMLEY, MI.

     

    Sherman Park and Brimley State Park are now re-opened for swimming. The current daily results for E. coli show the water quality at Sherman Park to be safe for body contact.

     

    Although the current conditions show to be safe for swimming, an advisory will be posted at Sherman Park until the 30-day monthly average of E. coli results falls within the safe limit.

     

    Water quality monitoring and sample collection will be on-going through to September 30, 2010.  For more information and to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

     



    AUGUST 18, 2010

    SUGAR ISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK, SHERMAN PARK & BRIMLEY STATE PARK BEACHES CLOSED

    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

      

    RE:     SUGARISLAND TOWNSHIP PARK BEACH– CLOSED

     

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued SugarIsland Township Park Beach (1175 N. Westshore Dr) in Sault Ste Marie, MI closed for body contact. Sherman Park and Brimley State Park beaches remain closed.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters at Sugar Island Township Park Beach. Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beach is reopened.

     

    AUGUST 17, 2010

    SHERMAN PARK & BRIMLEY STATE PARK BEACHES CLOSED

    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

      

    RE:     BEACH CLOSURE at SHERMAN PARK BEACH – Sault Ste Marie, MI

                BEACH CLOSURE at BRIMLEY STATE PARKBrimley, MI

     

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued Sherman Park Beach in Sault Ste Marie, MI and Brimley State Park in Brimley, MI closed for body contact.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters at Sherman Park and surrounding area. Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

    AUGUST 13, 2010

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK CLOSURE LIFTED, ADVISORY POSTED

    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      August 13, 2010

     

    RE:     BEACH CLOSURE LIFTED,  ADVISORY POSTED  - BRIMLEY STATE PARK 

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for areas at Brimley State Park in Brimley MI.

     

    Although the current conditions show to be safe for swimming, an advisory will be posted at Brimley State Park until the 30-day monthly average of E, Coli results falls within the safe limit.

     

    Water quality monitoring and sampling collection will be on-going through September 30, 2010.

     

    AUGUST 11, 2010

    BRIMLEY STATE PARK CLOSURE REMAINS IN EFFECT

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      August 11, 2010

     

    RE:     BEACH CLOSURE REMAINS IN EFFECT  - BRIMLEY STATE PARK

               

     Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli remain high for the swimming areas at Brimley State Park (Brimley, MI). People should avoid contact with the water at Brimley State Park. The Chippewa County Health Department’s Environmental Health Staff continue to monitor the water quality at these locations, and will notify the public when the advisories are lifted.

     

    AUGUST 11, 2010

    ADVISORY LIFTED FOR SHERMAN PARK BEACH

    From:     Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian for Environmental Health

     

    Date:      August 11, 2010

     

    Re:         SHERMAN PARK: BEACH CLOSURE LIFTED – ADVISORY POSTED

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for areas at SHERMAN PARK IN SAULT STE MARIE, MI.

     

    Sherman Park is now re-opened for swimming. The current daily results for E. coli show the water quality at Sherman Park to be safe for body contact.

     

    Although the current conditions show to be safe for swimming, an advisory will be posted at Sherman Park until the 30-day monthly average of E. coli results falls within the safe limit.

     

    Water quality monitoring and sample collection will be on-going through to September 30, 2010.  For more information and to view our Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.chippewahd.com.

     

    ADVISORY ISSUED AUGUST 4, 2010

    REMAINS IN EFFECT OVER WEEKEND

     

    BEACH CLOSURE at SHERMAN PARK BEACH

    – Sault Ste Marie, MI

    BEACH CLOSURE at BRIMLEY STATE PARK

    Brimley, MI

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued Sherman Park Beach in Sault Ste Marie, MI and Brimley State Park in Brimley, MI closed for body contact.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters at Sherman Park and surrounding area. Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the beaches are reopened.

     

    ADVISORY FOR JUNE 30, 2010

     

    RE:     BEACH CLOSURE at SHERMAN PARK BEACH

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued Sherman Park Beach in Sault Ste Marie, MI closed for body contact.

     

    People should avoid body contact with surface waters at Sherman Park and surrounding area. Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the no body contact advisory is lifted.
     
    ADVISORY FOR 23 SEP 09:
    Posted October 07th: 

    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

    From:     David Martin, Health Officer / Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian

     Date:      October 7, 2009

     RE:       ADVISORY LIFTED

     Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for areas along the north shore of Sugar Island within the Lake George Channel. Although the bacteria levels are at safe levels, the Chippewa County Health Department recommends no body contact with surface waters in this area within 24 hours following a heavy rain event.

     

    The Chippewa County Health Department has discontinued water quality sampling for the 2009 season. Water quality monitoring will resume in June of 2010.
     
    Posted September 24th: 

    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     David Martin, Health Officer / Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian

     

    Date:      September 23, 2009

     

    RE:     No-body Contact Advisory St. Mary’s River Lake George Channel and Lower St. Mary’s River

     

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued a no body contact advisory for areas along the north shore of Sugar Island within the Lake George Channel specifically 55 N. Westshore Dr. to 1175 N. Westshore Dr. People should avoid body contact with surface waters of the St. Mary’s River in these areas. Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the no body contact advisory is lifted.
     

    Information regarding will be posted as the status of this event changes.
     
     
    ADVISORY FOR 16 SEP 09:
    Posted September 21st:

    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     David Martin, Health Officer / Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian

     

    Date:      September 21, 2009

     

    RE:       ADVISORY LIFTED

     

     

    Bacteria levels, specifically E. coli, are currently at safe levels for coming into contact with the water for areas along the north shore of Sugar Island within the Lake George Channel specifically 55 N. Westshore Dr. to 182 N. Westshore Dr.

    Water quality monitoring and sample collection will be on-going through to September 30, 2009.  For updates visit www.chippewahd.com.
     
     
    Posted September 16th:

    To:         Eastern Upper Peninsula Area Media

     

    From:     David Martin, Health Officer / Christine Daley, Lead Sanitarian

     

    Date:      September 16, 2009

     

    RE:     No-body Contact Advisory St. Mary’s River Lake George Channel and Lower St. Mary’s River

     

    As a result of elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, the Chippewa County Health Department has issued a no body contact advisory for areas along the north shore of Sugar Island within the Lake George Channel specifically 55 N. Westshore Dr. to 182 N. Westshore Dr. People should avoid body contact with surface waters of the St. Mary’s River in these areas. Chippewa County Health Department will notify the public when the no body contact advisory is lifted.