Health advisory lifted for the Stuart Causeway

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County conducts weekly water sampling at four sites along the St. Lucie River including the Roosevelt Bridge, Sandsprit Park, Leighton Park and the Stuart Sandbar. Martin County beach sites are sampled every other week. All sites will be tested again on Monday, December 11. … Click here to read more

MCSO marine deputies stop immigrant vessel at St. Lucie/Intracoastal intersection

From the Martin County Sheriff’s Office: While patrolling the area of the intersection of the St. Lucie River and the Intracoastal Waterway, MCSO Marine Deputies observed a 31-foot Sport Fish with no visible FL numbers displayed on the hull. Marine deputies attempted to stop the vessel to perform a registration check. The vessel had other plans and kept traveling west towards Sandsprit Park … Click here to read more

Martin County: Don’t touch blue-green algae

WPTV reports: “The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is reminding people to avoid contact with visible blue-green algae in any body of water. Recent test results from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have confirmed the presence of the toxin, microcystin … 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

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