On April 21, all Okaloosa park waters passed EPA tests for enteric bacteria.
Enteric bacteria’s presence indicates fecal pollution from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife or human sewage.
Parks included in testing are:
Lincoln Park, Valparaiso; Poquito Park, Shalimar; Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville; Liza Jackson and Garniers Parks, Fort Walton Beach; Gulf Islands National Seashore, East Pass, Emerald Promenade, Marler Park, and Wayside Park, all on Okaloosa Island; Clement E. Taylor Park, Henderson Beach, and James Lee Park, all in Destin.
Call 689-7859 or 833-9247 for more information.