Oregon's Beach Monitoring Program is operational from Memorial Day through Labor Day....Hurrah..... The people who monitor Oregon's Beaches for elevated level of fecal bacteria are from various Oregon State Agencies. The program is funded by the EPA via congressional approval therefore Oregon's Beach Monitoring is a part-time program that protect the public Part-time.
The real story is documented hidden the history of elevated levels of contamination by fecal bacteria that have plagued Oregon's Beaches for generations.
Consider that my family, friends and I no longer consume mussels harvested at Seal Rock because the mussels are frequently contaminated with high levels fecal coliform bacteria discharged from failing septic systems.
The before and after photographs clearly show the difference between a healthy mussel bed and one that is being stressed by excessive alga growth from the increased nutrient load from leaking septic systems from the Community of Seal Rock.
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Emphasize safety in the workplace Develop effective relationships based on trust and confidence Provide proactive and solution-based fish and wildlife management based on sound science Work as a team to accomplish our mission Promote workforce enhancement and inclusion Ensure fiscal integrity 2013-2015 Priorities for Achieving Our Mission • Address Our Budget Needs for the Next Six Years • Implement Columbia River Fisheries Reform • Effectively Engage on Energy Development