Robert Leaverton

About Robert Leaverton

Edgewater Beach Community Club Webmaster and Board Member.

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 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.