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August

31
AUG

Alki Beach south to the Pierce County line, including Vashon Island and Quartermaster Harbor beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at unsafe levels and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Alki Beach south to the Pierce County line, including Vashon Island and Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

30
AUG

Rabid bat found at City of SeaTac park
A rabid bat was found at Angle Lake Park in the City of SeaTac. If you had any contact with a bat at Angle Lake Park on Monday, August 28 or Tuesday, August 29, contact Public Health immediately for information on preventative treatment. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught early.

25
AUG

Vashon Island (excluding Quartermaster Harbor) beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at unsafe levels at Vashon Island beaches (except in Quartermaster Harbor) and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Vashon Island (except Quartermaster Harbor) to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

24
AUG

Rabid bat found in Ballard neighborhood
A rabid bat was found at the intersection of NW 73rd and 8th Ave NW in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard on August 22nd. If you had any contact with a bat at this intersection on Tuesday or Wednesday, contact Public Health immediately for information on preventative treatment. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught early.

19
AUG

Rabid bat found at Green Lake Park
A rabid bat was found at Green Lake Park in Seattle on Thursday evening, August 17th. If you had any contact with a bat at the park on Wednesday or Thursday, contact Public Health immediately for information on preventative treatment. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught early.