Multiple agencies contain 500-gallon fuel spill in Martin County

From CBS12: “After several hours, agencies managed to contain a 500-gallon fuel spill in Martin County. The incident occurred in the Saint Lucie River, near the Roosevelt Bridge … Click here to read more

Martin water sampling advisory: High bacteria levels at Roosevelt Bridge and Leighton Park

From Martin Health Department: The advisory to avoid contact with the water remains in effect for the Roosevelt Bridge and Leighton Park. … Click here to read more

Avoid Contact Advisory: High enteric bacteria levels at Roosevelt and Leighton Park Bridges, Sandsprit Park

Samples collected on Monday, February 1st and Wednesday, February 3rd are above acceptable levels at the Leighton Park Bridge, Roosevelt Bridge, and now Sandsprit Park. The advisory to avoid contact with the water in these areas is in effect. … Click here to read more

Enterococcus bacteria advisory: Avoid contact with water at Leighton Park and Roosevelt Bridge

Bacteria samples collected on Monday, January 25th, are still exceeding the acceptable level for enterococcus bacteria at the Leighton Park and Roosevelt Bridge locations. The advisory to avoid contact with the water in these areas is still in effect. The results from the remaining locations are within the acceptable range. Samples will be collected again on Monday, February 1 … Click here to read more

Enteric bacteria advisory now in effect for waters near Palm City / Stuart

An advisory is now in effect for the waters near Leighton Park by the old Palm City Bridge and the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart. Results from samples taken yesterday show higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria in both areas. Enteric bacteria inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and their presence in recreational waters is an indication of fecal pollution. … Click here to read more

TCPalm: 11-year-old killed, parents injured in sailboat explosions near Roosevelt Bridge

Stuart police Monday were investigating the circumstances around a sailboat fire that killed an 11-year-old boy and injured his parents Sunday morning in the city’s marina near the Roosevelt Bridge. … Click here to read more

High levels of bacteria at Roosevelt Bridge, continuing near Palm City’s Leighton Park

Due to high levels of bacteria, residents are urged to avoid contact with river water near Leighton Park, Palm City, and The Roosevelt Bridge, Stuart. Health risks include upset stomach, diarrhea, eye irritation and skin rashes. … Click here to read more

Water tests show St. Lucie River improving for now

Following a series of samples in the acceptable range for enteric bacteria, the health advisory to avoid contact with the waters near Leighton Park in Palm City and the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart is over, according to WPEC. … Click here to read more

Bacteria levels elevated at Sandsprit Park

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is urging residents to avoid contact with the water near Sandsprit Park in Stuart after testing revealed higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria. A water advisory remains in effect for the waters near the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Leighton Park and near the mouth of Bessey Creek in Palm City. … Click here to read more