People were advised again yesterday not to swim at Parlee Beach because of high bacteria levels for the fourth straight day. It’s the tenth time the advisory’s have gone up this year at the beach where water quality has been a concern for years.
The Red Dot Association, which is pushing for cleaner local water, told the Times and Transcript it believes wetlands preservation and a moratorium on development would be a step in the right direction to help alleviate such problems.
Meanwhile, another problem is cropping up at other beaches on Northumberland Strait…jellyfish. Coastal residents say they’ve never seen so many as are turning up this year. Jellyfish can sting.