NORTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND – All St. Lucie County beaches are currently open. Beaches on North Hutchinson Island were closed since Monday, Oct. 22 due to complications from red tide.
St. Lucie County staff will continue to collect water samples as some beaches are still showing low concentrations of red tide. However, lifeguards have not experienced any signs of red tide in recent days. The results of statewide testing can be found at http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus.
Since last week, St. Lucie County’s debris removal contractor, AshBritt Environmental, removed roughly 30 tons of dead fish along a five-mile stretch of beach near Pepper Park.
Residents curious about beach conditions can call St. Lucie County’s Beach Conditions Hotline (772-462-1421) for daily updates.
With 21 miles of coastline, St. Lucie County features more than a dozen public beach accesses with a variety of amenities from full-scale parks with pavilions, paved parking, restrooms and showers to primitive sandy dune crossovers. For a list of all St. Lucie County parks, preserves and beach accesses, including amenities, visit the interactive map at http://gis.stlucieco.gov/parkspreserves.
Important Phone Numbers:
St. Lucie Beach Hotline: 772-462-1421
Red Tide Status Reports: http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus
Red Tide Health Concerns: 1-800-222-1222 (Florida Poison Control Center)
Report Fish Kills: 1-800-636-0511 (FWC)
Shellfish Harvesting Areas: http://shellfish.floridaaquaculture.com/seas/seas_statusmap.htm
Courtesy of: St. Lucie County, Erick Gill, Communications Division Director