Notice of Blue-Green Algae present in the waterfront and shoreline of Penetanguishene Harbour
The SMDHU has confirmed that Blue-Green Algae is present in the waterfront and shoreline of Penetang Harbour including Huronia Park Beach and Rotary Champlain Wendat Park Beach. Signs have been posted in all areas.
How to spot a blue-green algae bloom:
- Water appears green, blue, turquoise, or olive green.
- Looks like scum, foam, mats, or paint floating on the water’s surface.
- Smells like rotting garbage, rotten eggs, or rotting plants.
If you have been in contaminated water, wash with soap and water or rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove algae. If symptoms such as skin, eye or throat irritation, allergic reactions or breathing difficulties occur after contact with water, contact your health care provider.
For more information about blue-green algae, please visit Blue-green algae (simcoemuskokahealth.org)
For further information, call Health Connection Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-877-721- 7520. Links to general information and updates about blue-green algae are available on the health unit website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.