Kids Club final week – Caspar Babypants (Aug 29) and Touch A Truck (Aug 30)

Kids Club wraps up this week with awesome performances from Caspar Babypants (August 29) and Touch a Truck (August 30). Come join us at Allan Yorke Park in Bonney Lake!

Img courtesy Caspar BabypantsOn Monday, August 29th, at 6:30pm Bonney Lake Kids Club hosts Caspar Babypants -also known as Chris Ballew from the band “Presidents of the United States of America”. He will be performing intelligent and simple acoustic music for kids and their parents to enjoy.

 

Touch A Truck

On Tuesday, August 30th, at 11:00am, Touch-a-Truck will be at the park.  Touch-a-Truck is a free event that allows children of all ages to touch and climb aboard the vehicles that help protect, serve, and build our community. Kids are sure to enjoy!

Both programs will last about 45 minutes.

Allan Yorke Park is located at 7203 W Tapps Hwy E, Bonney Lake, WA  98391. For more information visit www.citybonneylake.org/events

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Movies at the Park – Join us Saturday, August 27 for “Pan” on the big screen!

Pan Movie PosterOn Saturday, August 27, 2016, join us for a family movie-watching experience at Allen Yorke Park in Bonney Lake.

“Pan” will be on the big screen! Be sure to come on down and join us for a free flick. The film will begin at dusk.

Allan Yorke Park is located at 7203 W Tapps Hwy E, Bonney Lake, WA  98391.

For additional information visit www.citybonneylake.org/events

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Health Department provides updates for Lake Tapps

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department provided the following update on August 26, 2016:

“Caution advisory remains in effect at #LakeTapps. The lake is safe to use, just avoid areas of visible algae. We continue to monitor the water to protect you and your pets. Read more about our latest water quality testing at tpchd.org/toxic-algae

More info: www.tpchd.org/environment/surface-water-lakes-beaches-shellfish/toxic-algae-cyanobacteria/

Original TPCHD post: www.facebook.com/TacomaPierceCoHD/posts/1073094836101313:0

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Press Release: Toxic Algae Warning Reduced to Caution Advisory at Lake Tapps

Posted: August 19, 2016

Press Release:

Toxic Algae Warning Reduced to Caution Advisory at Lake Tapps

UPDATED – 4:00 pm – Thursday, August 19, 2016

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) received laboratory results from a Lake Tapps toxic algae sample earlier today, and no detectable concentrations of toxin were reported. TPCHD has not been able to confirm the presence of toxins in the water, nor the presence of new algae blooms, so their advisory will change to a caution advisory. TPCHD has changed their signs at Lake Tapps this afternoon and will continue to monitor the situation. They will conduct further testing next week.
The caution advisory lets people know that because toxic algae poses a possible health concern, people should avoid areas where visible algae may be present. Although the illnesses people have reported are consistent with symptoms of toxic algae exposure, TPCHD does not believe the conditions that would further threaten public health are present.
The people who reported illnesses reported symptoms that are consistent with ingestion of microcystin, a toxin produced by several genera of cyanobacteria, including Oscillatoria. The illnesses occurred in people ages two to 48 years. Twelve people reported illnesses from swimming last weekend and two more reported illness over the past two days after swimming in the lake on Aug. 16. Those who reported illness over the weekend recovered within a few days.
Typical laboratory tests can’t confirm that illness in people is caused by toxic algae. The Health Department has not found toxic algae in Lake Tapps previously. Various conditions influence whether toxic algae produces toxins.
For more information on toxic algae, please visit our website at www.tpchd.org/toxic-algae  or call (253) 798-6470.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Toxic Algae Advisories:

https://www.tpchd.org/environment/surface-water-lakes-beaches-shellfish/toxic-algae-cyanobacteria/

See Tacoma Pierce County Health Department news story:  http://www.tpchd.org/news.php?nid=1009

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Night Road Closure during City construction project, Fennel Creek Lift Station

The City’s construction contractor, which has been working along Veteran’s Memorial Drive, west of 192 Ave, the past couple weeks will be shifting its work schedule to the night hours, 7p.m.-5:30a.m.  This night work will continue for two weeks.  The contractor’s night schedule will start Monday night, August 22nd and will continue the night shift Monday thru Thursday night, August 25th, and then repeat the schedule again the following week, August 29th thru September 1st.

The work will be installing a new sewer main along Veteran’s Memorial Drive.  The location of the night work will start in front of the Post office’s driveway and move east toward and thru the Loccust/VMD intersection.  The work in front of the post office driveway will last 1-2 nights before they continue eastward.

During the night time work, the intersection of Locust Ave and Veterans Memorial Drive will be closed to through traffic.  Detours will be put into place with proper detour signs to help the drivers.  See Attachment for closure map.

If you have any questions, please contact me or the project manager, David Traub, 253-447-4343.  Thank you for your cooperation.

FennelCreekLS Map-Construction Night Time

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Press Release: Entry Caution Issued at Lake Tapps Due to Possible Toxic Algae

Posted: August 18, 2016

Press Release: Entry Caution Issued at Lake Tapps Due to Possible Toxic Algae

UPDATED – 3:50 pm – Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) has identified a toxic algae bloom in Lake Tapps and has received calls from numerous people who became ill after swimming in the lake last weekend. In the abundance of caution, TPCHD is urging people to stay out of the lake. People should not swim, wade or fish at Lake Tapps, and they should keep their pets from going in the water.

TPCHD is investigating the potential link between the toxic algae bloom and the symptoms people have reported, but there is no definitive laboratory test for toxic algae illness.

Swallowing lake water or prolonged skin contact with algae may result in illness such as muscle weakness, vomiting, diarrhea and/or nausea in people. Anyone who swallows water that may contain algae should contact his or her medical provider.

The Health Department has posted advisory signs at public entrances to Lake Tapps. The Health Department will continue to monitor algae toxicity levels at the lake. When algae levels no longer show increased risks to public health, the signs will be removed.

For more information on toxic algae, please visit our website at www.tpchd.org/toxic-algae or call (253) 798-6470.

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Toxic Algae Advisories: https://www.tpchd.org/environment/surface-water-lakes-beaches-shellfish/toxic-algae-cyanobacteria/

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NWS Alerts: Excessive Heat Warning & Red Flag Warning for our region

temperatureThe National Weather Service (NWS) has issued 2 warnings for Pierce County and the Puget Sound Region:

  1. Excessive Heat Warning in effect from 2pm Thursday (8/18/2016) to 9pm Saturday (8/20/2016); and
  2. Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Watch from 8/19/2016 to 8/20/2016.

Health Department Tips: http://www.tpchd.org/health-wellness-1/hot-weather/

Details & current forecast: visit www.weather.gov

NWS Fire Warning: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=5573981

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Lane closures planned on Veterans Memorial/Sumner Buckley Hwy on 8/18 and 8/23 in #BonneyLake

Work by City of Bonney Lake contractors will require lane closures on Veterans Memorial Drive/Sumner-Buckley Hwy on Thursday, August 18 and on Tuesday, August 23 in order to pull cable and test the signals as part of the Fennel Creek Lift Station project. During both events, there will be lane closure as they work overhead and signal testing. Lane closures are expected starting at 9:00 a.m. both days.

For more information view the Current Project listing (http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/googlemaps/project_details.php?Project_ID=229).

Contacts:
Project Manager David Traub 253-447-4343
City Receptionist 253-862-8602

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Road Project: Chip Seal scheduled August 22 for Locust Ave, Panorama Blvd, 176th Ave E in Bonney Lake

City contractors will be chip sealing and fog sealing the following streets during the week of Monday, August 22, 2016:

  • Locust Avenue from Bonney Lake Blvd to Veterans Memorial Drive E;
  • Panorama Blvd from Angeline Road to 176th Ave E;
  • 176th Ave E from Panorama Blvd to Sky Island Dr.

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Attention Drivers: WSDOT to close 1 lane of SR410 near Sky Island Dr tonight (8/15)

wsdotWashington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) contractors plan to close one right lane of SR410 near Sky Island Drive in Bonney Lake tonight (Monday, August 15, 2016) from 9pm to Midnight in order to adjust two manholes, as part of the SR410 repaving project.

For more information visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR410/sr167to181stpaving/

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