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Beach Health: Safe to Swim?. Dr. Shannon Briggs Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. June 19, 2009. We enjoy looking at beautiful beaches …. Lake Michigan near Brevort. Head over heels in love with our water!. We just don’t look at it or drink it, we play in it!.

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Beach health safe to swim

Beach Health: Safe to Swim?

Dr. Shannon Briggs

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

June 19, 2009


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We enjoy looking at

beautiful beaches …

Lake Michigan near Brevort


Head over heels in love with our water

Head over heelsin love with our water!

We just don’t look at it or drink it,

we play in it!


Field gear for collecting samples

Field Gear for Collecting Samples

TRAINED STAFF

SAMPLE BOTTLE

WADERS

COOLER WITH WHEELS

SAMPLING POLE

ICE PACKS

GLOVES, etc

IDENTIFIED MONITORING POINTS


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Water samples collected, store on ice, < 6 hour holding time

Give lab 2 hours to prepare samples


Recreational water illness

C. botulinum

Salmonella

C. perfringens

Campylobacter

Recreational Water Illness

enterococci

E. coli


Some of the e coli methods approved by the us epa

Some of the E. coliMethods approved by the US EPA

Current methods requires incubation time

m-Tec, 24 to 48 hours

IDEXX Colilert, 24 hours

IDEXX Colilert-18, 18 hours


Some of the enterococci methods approved by the us epa

Some of the enterococciMethods approved by the US EPA

Current methods requires incubation time

USEPA Method 1600 (mEI agar) 24 hours

IDEXX Enterolert, 24 hours


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Example of Posted Sign


Monday june 15 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009


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WATER WAS BAD YESTERDAY

DON’T KNOW ABOUT TODAY

COME BACK TOMORROW


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TOMORROW

WATER WAS BAD AGAIN YESTERDAY

WE STILL DON’T KNOW ABOUT TODAY

WE CAN TELL YOU THAT TOMORROW


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THE NEXT DAY

IF YOU SWAM YESTERDAY,

YOU’RE OKAY, WATER WAS FINE!

TODAY “MIGHT” BE OKAY TOO

BUT - WE WON’T SAMPLE AGAIN

UNTIL NEXT THURSDAY

HAVE A NICE DAY


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Water Quality Daily Forecasts

Beach Message Signs

Maintained by Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Courtesy of Calum McPhail, SEPA www.spea.org.uk


Aberdeen beach 3 advisories excellent good or poor guideline mandatory fail

Aberdeen beach 3 advisories Excellent, Good, or PoorGuideline / Mandatory / Fail


How daily signage is posted

How daily signage is posted

Website

Phone line

Phone TEXT


What happens when your beach is closed

What happens when your beach is closed?


Questions raised due to beach closings

Questions raised due to beach closings:

Why?

Who’s responsible?

When will it re-open?

Public Meeting for Sugar Island Beach


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“I just couldn’t believe how bad the situation was.”

McDowell contacted Congressman Bart Stupak


Congressman bart stupak

Congressman Bart Stupak


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Senator Levin’s office set up meeting to include

Members of the Canadian Embassy, Senator Stabenow’s office,

and Congressman Stupak’s office.


Investing in beaches investing in community

Investing in Beaches = Investing in Community

TimeEnjoyment

ExpertiseConfidence

EffortsBeachesGrowth

Research Public Health

Funding Revenue

CollaborationExperience


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“Therefore, we strongly encourage you to reconsider the formula used to distribute BEACH Act grants to states.”


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“Michigan with 3,224 miles of shoreline and 4.8 million people living near the coast gets less money than American Somoa which has 126 miles of shoreline and 57,291 people living near the coast.”


Great lakes success stories

Great Lakes Success Stories

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (37 beaches in Duluth)

City of Marquette, MI

Chippewa County HD, MI

16 State Parks in NY

Presque Isle St Pk, PA

Milwaukee HD, WI

City of Racine HD, WI

Lake County HD, IL

Indiana Dunes Natl Lakeshore

Gary Sanitation District, IN

Cuyahoga County HD, OH


Opportunities

USEPA invested $522,824 into

Great Lakes Beach Sanitary Surveys

for 61 beaches

Unknown Sources caused beach closures

Before 84%After 24%

Help us find $8,570 for your local beach

Opportunities


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http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/beaches/sanitarysurvey/


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Memorial Day 2008, the GLRC Clean Beaches Initiative… encourages increased use of sanitary survey forms for tracking down sources of pollution causing beach closings and will provide information on other beach monitoring and man management resources through the GLRC Website.


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http://www.great-lakes.net/glba/index.html


Beachnet@great lakes net

beachnet@great-lakes.net

Great Lakes Beach Association

Your link to 800 beach buddies!

We transfer our expertise and experience in successful collaborations.


Great lakes public beaches

Great Lakes Public Beaches

79

191

39

602

12

48

73

31


Good news

Good News

Approx 80% of sample results meet water quality standards

Goal is to have a beach open 95% of the season

National average = beaches are open 95% of the time

Approx 68% of the beaches can do this


Bad news er an opportunity

Bad News, er… an opportunity

National average

32% of beaches were closed in 2007


The public demands action

The Public Demands Action!


Highest priority issues for beach monitoring in great lakes

Predictive Models

multiple factors, provides answers now,

potential for regional model (unmonitored areas)

Need sufficient monitoring data (4-5 days/wk)

Improve access to data (NOAA, etc)

Need equipment (e.g., monitoring buoys)

Need training and technical support

Highest Priority Issues for Beach Monitoring in Great Lakes


Highest priority issues for beach monitoring in great lakes1

Affordable Rapid Tests

reduce delay, potential for source tracking

Need to invest in technology

Develop new technology

Modify existing technology

Highest Priority Issues for Beach Monitoring in Great Lakes


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…this is who we work for.


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