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Pass Lake Testing Coordinator: Frank Barcott
« Opened on October 26, 2016, 11:45:28 AM (Edited December 02, 2016, 11:13:15 AM) »
PASS LAKE TESTING

We are off to a great start! The first day of testing went superbly, with Dave and Frank Barcott getting chemical and physical testing on both lakes in an afternoon. The lab got the results and we should see some numbers soon.

To clarify on the testing days: the physical tests, which are done every two weeks, can be done any day of the week, including weekends. The chemical tests, done in April, June, August, and October, have to be done on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mornings, or Thursday mornings. There are only four of these tests to be done in a year, and we only have one left for this year, so hopefully this won't be a problem. We can work things out if they are. I have to get them into FedEx by 1 p.m. of the same day, it turns out, for the best timing for shipping to the lab.
But the physical tests, all the rest of the testing days, can be done any day of the week, so long as you can find someone to open up the office or get the equipment and paperwork to you one way or another.
Thanks again for making this venture successful!

Jack Hartt
Park Manager
Deception Pass State Park
41020 State Route 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360-675-3767 x26

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Hartt, Jack (PARKS) <Jack.Hartt@parks.wa.gov> wrote:
Hi everyone. Thanks for all the testing going on.
Here are the toxin numbers so far:

Pass Lake:
Microcystins: 110 (way over the limit)
Anatoxin-a: trace

Cranberry:
Microcystins: trace
Anatoxin-a: not detected

We are posting Pass Lake at the Warning level.
Testing is still okay, so long as you don't go swimming, drinking the water, or having your pet cool off in the lake. Wear gloves, and discard them safely.
It's not a contact toxin; Microcystin has to be ingested in quantity over time to affect humans. Anatoxin-a is a different problem, but fortunately it is just a trace right now. I'm watching to see what happens to the bloom. As Terry observed, it's not at the boat launch anymore. The winds pushed it to my house!
I will keep monitoring.




Below is the schedule: Week
 Team Assignment
 
August 27 Team 1
 
September 10  Team 4
 
September 24   Team 2
 
October 8  Team 3
 
October 22  Team 1
 
November 5   Team 4
 
November 19   Team 2
 
December 3   Team 3
 
December 17   Team 1
 
December 31   Team 4

January 14       Team 2
 
January 28       Team 3  Chemical Testing
 
February 11     Team 1
 
February 25     Team 4
 
March 11          Team 2
 
March 25          Team 3

and the list of teams:

Team 1   Dave Barcott & Frank Barcott
 
Team 2   Terry Abrams & Bill Brodie & Richard Raisler alternates Shiela Tomas & Danny Beatty
 
Team 3  David Wenning & Tim Hall
 
Team 4   Lee Chavez & Nicole Luce

Procedures for testing PDF
 
Operating Manual for O2 sensor
 


 


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Re: Pass Lake Testing Coordinator: Frank Barcott
« Reply #2 on December 02, 2016, 11:18:15 AM »
From Jack Hart

Here's an opportunity for some financial support to the program.
Does anyone have any ideas for what would benefit us all in the lake testing: tools, equipment, life jackets, supplies, testing costs? Share your ideas with me if you have some thoughts.

Also, does anyone have experience writing grants? It's not a complicated application, but it does have quite a bit of detail required. Let me know if you would like to take it on. See what we can do!

Jack Hartt
Park Manager
Deception Pass State Park
41020 State Route 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360-675-3767 x26


WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

November 28, 2016
Contact: Joshua Nicholas, (360) 902-2685

WDFW will accept applications for ALEA volunteer grants

OLYMPIA – Starting Dec. 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will accept grant applications for volunteer projects that benefit the state's fish and wildlife resources and outdoor recreation.

WDFW anticipates that approximately $1.37 million will be available through the state's Aquatic Land Enhancement Account (ALEA) for projects undertaken from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. 

The final amount of funding for the next round of ALEA grants is subject to approval by the state Legislature during the 2017 legislative session.

Five major types of projects are funded through the program, although other project types may be considered. Project types include habitat restoration, scientific research/citizen science, public education and outreach, facility development and artificial fish production. 

Eligible applicants are individual citizens, non-profit organizations, schools (including universities), tribes and political subdivisions of the state such as conservation districts.  For-profit businesses, state and federal agencies are not eligible.   

Funds are provided on a cost-reimbursement basis and may not be used for staff salaries, wages, stipends or benefits. Grantees are required to follow state purchasing rules and report on their progress quarterly.

For more program information, visit the ALEA Grant Program website at  http://wdfw.wa.gov/grants/alea/. Starting Dec. 1, interested persons can apply at http://alea.fluidreview.com.



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Re: Pass Lake Testing Coordinator: Frank Barcott
« Reply #3 on January 25, 2017, 08:51:42 AM »
From: Shelley McGuire <slm14299@gmail.com>
Subject: Lake Testing - Chemical Testing
To: "Hartt, Jack (PARKS ...snip... McGuire <slm14299@gmail.com>


The previous message regarding the chemical testing may have been overlooked.

Just to clarify the decision was made to not perform chemical testing during the winter months, the next chemical test is scheduled for April when the water warms up.

The weather this month made getting on the lakes impossible until this week when the ice finally melted.

The first testing in January took place this week.

This is the upcoming schedule, if anyone needs to make changes please let me know:


Thanks

Shelley


February 1  Team 1
 
 February 25  Team 4
 
March 11  Team 2
 
March 25  Team 3
 
April 8  Team 1  Chemical Testing
 
April 22  Team 4
 
May 6 Team 2
 
May 20 Team 3
 
 

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Re: Pass Lake Testing Coordinator: Frank Barcott
« Reply #4 on July 21, 2017, 05:04:26 PM »
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