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Red Jacket Park beach shut down over the weekend due to HABs

The Department of Health has issued a Blue-green Algae Advisory for Red Jacket Park. This Advisory was issued because a blue-green algae bloom has been identified in the swimming area. People and animals should avoid contact with any algae blooms, scums and colored water.

The swimming beach at Red Jacket Park has been closed until further notice by the Department of Health due to a Harmful Algae Bloom, says Dan Doyle, Penn Yan’s Recreation and Facilities Director.

This closure will be through the weekend and testing will be done to reopen early next week. Red Jacket Park will remain open for the playground and picnicking during this swim area closure. Indian Pines Park remains open for all activities including swimming.

Blue-green algal blooms can turn the water green and can form thick scums on the
water surface. Blue-green algae can cause skin or eye irritation, or diarrhea and
vomiting if ingested. People and animals should keep out of the water where blooms are
present.

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