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Martin County D.O.H. Advises Residents & Visitors to Avoid Contact with Algae

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The Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH-Martin) is issuing a health advisory for the vicinity of the St Lucie Lock and Phipps Park based on water sampling results from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP conducted sampling in the area of the C44 S80 St Lucie Lock and found the presence of Cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, with a low Microcystin toxin level. DOH recommends that residents and visitors avoid contact with algae.

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