Date: October 4, 2018
Contact: Lisa De La Rionda
County Managed Beaches to Reopen Friday
Palm Beach County beaches will open Friday with regularly scheduled Ocean Rescue services after being closed due environmental conditions associated with Red Tide in coastal waters. New signage is in place advising beachgoers of the possible effects of Red Tide. County beaches will fly one red and one purple flag. This represents hazardous conditions and presence of dangerous marine life.
Any beaches that had been affected by the limited fish kills have been cleaned and Parks & Recreation staff will be on the beaches early Friday to ensure any additional fish are removed. There have been no reports of major fish kills at any county managed beach.
ERM continues to collect water samples and has sent those samples to the state to be analyzed. ERM will continue to monitor at least weekly and coordinate analysis with the State. Some results from water testing are expected Friday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has established a fish kill hotline. Residents are asked to call 800-636-0511 to report fish kills, diseased fish, or fish with other abnormalities
For more information on Red Tide and conditions around the state, follow this link to the FWC website: .
County Managed Beaches
Carlin Park, Jupiter Coral Cove Park, Tequesta
DuBois Park, Jupiter Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream
Juno Beach Park, Juno Beach Jupiter Beach Park, Jupiter
Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach Ocean Cay Park, Jupiter
Ocean Inlet Park, Ocean Ridge Ocean Reef Park, Riviera Beach
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach
Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach R. G. Kreusler Park, Palm Beach
South Inlet Park, Boca Raton
Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park Closure Update:
The Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park remains closed tonight (Wednesday, October 4) and will reopen tomorrow – Friday, October 5. Signage will advise visitors that the red tide is affecting coastal areas.