Jun 27

Tests show raccoons to blame for polluted Lofall Creek

LOFALL, Wash. (AP) – Raccoons are to blame for the pollution in a northwestern Washington creek.

The Kitsap Sun reports officials have been trying for more than a decade to solve the mystery behind fecal bacteria in Lofall Creek.

A recent collaboration with the University of Washington’s Tacoma-based Center for Urban Waters tested for compounds usually found in human waste that come from products like antibiotics.

The compounds were almost nonexistent in the creek. This pointed to an animal source that health officials tied to complaints of neighborhood raccoons.

Health officials hiked along the creek and found baby raccoons and plenty of feces along the banks.

The health district is planning an educational campaign to help residents deter the animals.

Jun 17

EBCC Movies at the Beach Take 2!

Come join us June 25th 2016 for the showing of [1993’s original Jurassic Park] at approximately 8:30PM on the Beach lawn. Come stake out your spot on the lawn. Coolers, lawn chairs, and picnic blankets are welcome. Free popcorn will be provided. This will hopefully be a popular event, so come early for a good seat, and keep your fingers crossed that Mother Nature cooperates this time around!

Here’s a short synopsis of the movie in case you’ve been living under a rock in Eastern Montana somewhere:

In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. PG-13 | 2h 7min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller [Parental Guidance]

Movies at the Beach is a FREE event for EBCC residents and their guests ONLY.

Jun 10

Annual Community Meeting

Don’t forget! Our Annual Community Meeting is at the Beach this Saturday at Noon. We are doing a Hawaiian Luau Theme this year. Pot Luck items are welcome, food, drinks, music and a drawing for prizes will be provided.