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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing of the Jefferson County Commissioners

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’
Chambers, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, Washington for the purpose oftaking written and oral testimony regarding p...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Vehicle & Vessel Licensing Services Unavailable Friday 8/31/2018

Jefferson County Auditor's Office will be unable to process Vehicle and Vessel Licensing Transactions on Friday, August 31, 2018. Washington State Department of Licensing will be launching a new, fully modernized driver licensing system throughout that we...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

SPECIAL MEETING of the Commercial Shooting Facility Review Committee

A Special Meeting of the Commercial Shooting
Facility Review Committee
is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers located in the Basement of the Courthouse 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELATION: Commercial Shooting Facility Review Committee

The Commercial Shooting
Facility Review Committee
(CSFRC) meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. has been CANCELED. A special meeting of this Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners&...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Commercial Shooting Facility Review Committee

The Review Committee established by Jefferson County Ordinance 05-1218-17 to advise the County as the County drafts an ordinance regarding commercial shooting facilities in unincorporated Jefferson County will conduct its first meeting on Wednesday, May 9...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Comprehensive Plan Periodic Review and UDC Update

The Board of County Commissioners held a Public Hearing on Monday, June 4, 2018, regarding Jefferson County Planning Commission’s recommended County Comprehensive Plan and amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), and staff recommended r...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Brinnon-Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort Dev Agreement

The Board approved an Ordinance amending Jefferson County Code to provide for development regulations of the Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort. That Ordinance and the attached regulations can be view HERE.

The Board approved an Ordinance adopting a dev...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Marrowstone Cannabis

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Hearing Scheduled 3-29-18 Regarding Marijuana Production Conditional Use Permit

The proposal is for a conditional use permit for Olympus Gardens, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board License #412943 Tier 3, 10,000 square foot of canopy ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

FEMA Floodplain Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued preliminary maps showing revisions to the 100-year floodplain, which has a 1% chance of flooding in any year. FEMA has released preliminary maps for flood areas along coastal, marine waters and fre...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Hearing Scheduled 3-29-18 Regarding Marijuana Production Conditional Use Permit

The proposal is for a conditional use permit for Olympus Gardens, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board License #412943 Tier 3, 10,000 square foot of canopy to permit the production of recreational marijuana only, including the drying, trimming and b...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Reconsideration of Marrowstone Decision MLA17-00019

Pursuant to UDC 18.40.310 (found here: http://www.codepublishing.com/WA/JeffersonCounty/?JeffersonCounty18/JeffersonCounty18.html), the applicant had 5 business days from the date of the hearing examiner's decision (October 31, 2017) to submit a reconside...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Report and Decision Issued for Marrowstone Cannabis Case

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The request for a cottage industry permit and conditional use permit to allow marijuana processing and production on a site located at 9272 Flagler Road, Nordland, is hereby denied with prejudice.

The decision details for MLA17-00019 has been issue...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Applicant's Response Uploaded to County Website

The applicant's response for the MLA case # MLA17-00019 has been posted to the county website. The response and all supporting documentation (comments made during the hearing and the open comment period after the hearing) were forwarded to the hearing exa...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Post-Hearing Comment Period Now Open

Post-Hearing Open Comment Period

An open record public hearing was held by the Jefferson County Hearing Examiner on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, regarding the land use permit MLA17-00019 (ZON17-00002 and ZON17-00003) for the production and processing of recre...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Post-Hearing Comment Period Closed | Comments Now Available to View

Post-hearing comments for MLA17-00019, Marrowstone Cannabis, are now available on our website. All submitted comments may be found here. The folder contains a log file, each individual comment and a document that combines all of the comments into one docu...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Quilcene Beach Closed Due to Bacteria

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Port Townsend – High levels of fecal bacteria at Quilcene Beach, 1731 Linger Longer Road, have prompted Jefferson County Public Health to issue a health advisory and post a closed sign at the beach. Samples taken Wednesday, July 18, and analyzed...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Shellfish Vibrio Illness Rates Increasing

Check Before You Dig

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality ManagerJefferson County Public Health360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend – Several cases of vibriosis have been confirmed in Jefferson County in people who have consumed raw shellfish. Vibri...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Rabid Bat Season Begins in Washington State

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For immediate release: June 18, 2018 

Contacts:    

Lisa McKenzie 360-385-9400

Rabid Bat Season Begins in Washington State

Springtime weather and increased insect populations are the signal for bats to end their winter hibernation a...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

ANDERSON LAKE CLOSED DUE TO TOXIN

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Michael Dawson

Water Quality Manager

Jefferson County Public Health

(360) 385-9444

Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxin

Port Townsend – High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in a water sample taken from Ander...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

May’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

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For immediate release: May 31, 2018 

Contacts:    

Liz Coleman, Environmental Public Health   360-481-2016Jessica Baggett, Disease Control and Health Statistics  360-338-5630

May’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 ye...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Jefferson County Food Safety Awards

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May 23,  2018

For Immediate Release 

Contact:

Mina Kwansa

Jefferson County Environmental Public Health

(360) 379-4496

Jefferson County Food Safety Awards

23 Jefferson County Food Establishments Demonstrate Commitment to Achieving the Highest Fo...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Turn Food Waste Into Treasure!

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May 16, 2018

NEWSFLASH! 

Contact:  Laura Tucker @ ltucker@co.jefferson.wa.us or call 360.379.4491

Jefferson County Community Health

Turn Food Waste Into Treasure!

Port Townsend – Join your fellow Jefferson County citizens f...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Jefferson County Board of Health Honors 2018 Public Health Heroes

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April 25, 2018

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Jenny Matter

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9400 – Clinic

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Board of Health Honors 2018 Public Health Heroes ~ A dedicate...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Safe Disposal of Prescription Meds - Saturday, 4/28

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Apr 10, 2018

For Immediate Release 

Jefferson County Community Health

Dr. Denise Banker, PhD

360.385.9400

Dispose Unused or Expired Medicationsat Safeway's Parking LotSaturday, April 28, 2018

Port Townsend – The Chimacum drug and alc...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Kindergarten Immunizations Available

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April 5, 2018

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Marjorie BoydJefferson County PublicHealth(360) 385-9400Tina HerschelmanJefferson Healthcare(360) 385-2200 extension 2005 

Port Townsend - Jefferson County – It&...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Lunch & Learn About Reducing Plastics, 4/18 @ 12-1:30pm

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April 5, 2018

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Laura TuckerJefferson County PublicHealth(360) 379-9400

 Lunch & Learn About Reducing PlasticsApril 18th, 12-1:30pm

Located at:The Food Co-op Annex1220 Lawrence StreetPort Townsend,...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom Widens - 10 cases in WA

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UPDATE:  Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom Widens - 10 cases in WA

OLYMPIA -- Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, a plant used for its stimulant effects and as an...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry

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Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry

OLYMPIA -- Nationally, 2017 had more Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry than ever recorded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal health officials tracked 1,120 c...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

East Jefferson County Water Quality News, Winter 2018 Newsletter

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See the East Jefferson County Water Quality News Winter 2018 newsletter, our bi-yearly status update on Water Quality projects in East Jefferson County, as well as other important water quality activities and opportunities.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

County Completes Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks Water Quality Projects

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February 6, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Anna BachmannJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9444 

County Completes Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks Water Quality Projects

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Water Quality division...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Bluegreen Algae Blooms Continue But Toxins Decline

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January 26, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Bluegreen Algae Blooms Continue But Toxins Decline

Port Townsend, WA – A bloom of bluegreen algae was found by Jefferson County Publi...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

WA DOH: Across Washington, flu taking a toll on people and medical facilities

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January 19, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact:Julie Graham, Strategic Communications Office, 360-810-1628

Across Washington, flu taking a toll on people and medical facilities

What: State health officials issue recommendations for when and where to...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

WA Healthplanfinder's Open Enrollment

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October 5, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Jefferson County Community Health

360.385.9400

Need Health Insurance? Open EnrollmentRuns November 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Public Health is reminding e...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Oak Bay Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins; Other Areas Open

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October 13, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health(360) 385-9444 ext. 301

Oak Bay Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins; Other Areas Open

Port Townsend – Shellfish from Oak Bay have been found to have high l...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Funding Opportunity for Marine Stewardship, Restoration & Engagement

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October 2, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Tami Pokorny, 360.379.4498

Jefferson County Community Health

Funding Opportunity for Marine Stewardship, Restoration & Engagementin Western Jefferson and Clallam Counties

Port Townsend&...

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Posted on: September 10, 2017

The Power of Preparedness

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September 10, 2017For Immediate Release Contact:Julia DanskinJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9420

Port Townsend – September is National Preparedness Month. Join us as we support emergency preparedness efforts around the ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Dept. of Health Urges Recreational Shellfish Harvesters to Follow ‘Three Cs’

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August 31, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health(360) 385-9444 ext. 301

Dept. of Health Urges Recreational Shellfish Harvesters to Follow ‘Three Cs’

Port Townsend - The Washington State Dep...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Lethal Levels of Shellfish Biotoxin Found at Fort Flagler; Port Townsend Bay Closes

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August 30, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health(360) 385-9444 ext. 301

Lethal Levels of Shellfish Biotoxin Found at Fort Flagler; Port Townsend Bay Closes

Port Townsend – Marine biotoxins that cause...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

26 Local Eateries Receive the 2016 Award for Safe Food Handling

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August 30th, 2017For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Stuart Whitford, DirectorJefferson County Environmental Health & Water Quality (360) 385-9444 x411

26 Local Eateries Receive the 2016 Award for Safe Food Handling

Representatives from 10 ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Back to School Immunization Clinics Available

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August 21, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Margi Boyd

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9400 

Jefferson County – It’s time for back-to-school immunizations and numerous Jefferson County cl...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Port Ludlow including Mats Mats Bay Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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August 24th, 2017For Immediate ReleaseContact: Mike DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health(360) 385-9444 ext. 301

Port Ludlow including Mats Mats Bay Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

Port Townsend – Shellfish samples from Port Ludlow have been ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Admiralty Inlet South to Kinney Point on Marrowstone Island Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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August 23, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Stuart Whitford, DirectorJefferson County Environmental Health & Water Quality360.385.9411info@jeffersoncounty.publichealth.org

Admiralty Inlet South to Kinney Point on Marrowstone Island Closed Du...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Gibbs Lake Closed Due to Toxin

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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Environmental Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Port Townsend – High levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in a water sample taken from Gibbs Lake on Monday, August 14. The toxin level is 9.5 micr...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Hot Weather Safety for the Summer Months

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August 14, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Kathy Anderson

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9400 – Clinic

Port Townsend – A reminder we still have quite a bit of summer left, and the warmer weather gives us an opportu...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Port Townsend Bay, Kilisut Harbor and Mystery Bay Shellfish Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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July 19, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael DawsonJefferson County Environmental Health360.385.9444 x301info@jeffersoncounty.publichealth.org

Port Townsend Bay, Kilisut Harbor and Mystery Bay Shellfish Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

Port To...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Sports Physicals Available for Student Athletes

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For Immediate Release Contact: Department of Public Health360.385.9400info@jeffersoncounty.publichealth.org

Sports Physicals Available for Student AthletesThe Jefferson County School Based Health Centers (SBHC) is offering sports physicals. Any in...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Discovery Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Environmental Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Discovery Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

Port Townsend – Shellfish samples from Discovery Bay have been found to contain e...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxins

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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Environmental Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Port Townsend –High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in a water sample taken from Anderson Lake on Monday, May 22. &n...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Quilcene Complete Streets Project - Community Design Workshop 3

The Quilcene Complete Streets project continues its community outreach with a third and final Community Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 from 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 US Highway 101, Quilcene.

The intent of this meeti...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Warning: Tax Debt Scam Letters Received in Port Townsend

The Jefferson County
Treasurer is warning people to be aware of a scam targeting individuals bymail. Two people have contacted the Jefferson County Treasurer stating they
received letters notifying them of a State Tax Lien against them and that theS...

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To See an Example of a Scam Letter & AGO Response TreasurerMain

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

East Jefferson County Water Quality News, Winter 2018 Newsletter

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See the East Jefferson County Water Quality News Winter 2018 newsletter, our bi-yearly status update on Water Quality projects in East Jefferson County, as well as other important water quality activities and opportunities.

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Always Working for a Safer &a...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Bluegreen Algae Blooms Continue But Toxins Decline

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January 26, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Michael Dawson

Jefferson County Community Health

(360) 385-9444 x301

Bluegreen Algae Blooms Continue But Toxins Decline

Port Townsend, WA – A bloom of bluegreen algae was found by Jefferson County Publi...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

County Completes Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks Water Quality Projects

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February 6, 2017

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Anna BachmannJefferson County Public Health(360) 385-9444 

County Completes Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks Water Quality Projects

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Water Quality division...

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