…please drop a line and let us know. We found no connection whatsoever or referrence to the Beach.
Here’s the site: Mazobeachnews.com Weird…
This video is popping up everywhere, you may have seen it. Part of the problem with a presentation like this is that it makes the beach appear very attractive and may tend to draw too many visitors. On the other hand, it can show how harmless our lifestyle is and encourage more people to try it. When is too much publicity too much publicity? At least it’s a very positive depiction. Produced by The Friends of San Onofre Beach.
Welcome to Friends of Mazo Beach!
It’s not an accident that all this happens, it’s the concerted efforts of some devoted individuals who lobby, cajole, and persuade those in power to allow Mazo Beach to continue to exist. That, and the help of all of those who use the beach also contribute.
Part of that job is to help keep the highway near the beach cleared of litter. Of course, it’s not our litter because beachgoers would never do that, but it’s good PR and, makes the area nicer for everyone.
So,consider spending a part of your day helping out and maybe making some new friends. Stop by and pick some litter. It’s fun, really! But, sigh, you have to wear clothes…
(By the way, the previous text is supplied by your friendly webmaster who has never so much as lifted a finger on behalf of FOMB other than administering this site. The hard-working members of FOMB deserve all the credit!)
FINAL 2008 FRIENDS OF MAZO BEACH ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY ROAD CLEANUP
Saturday, September 27th, 10am
Join the Talkin’ Trash Team in the main parking lot
RSVP if possible – Bring: gloves, good shoes
Then it’s on to Culver’s for prizes and treats as usual
Rain date: Sunday, September 28th, 10am
For more details contact: email@example.com 608-798-1954
Barring unforeseen circumstances, this will be the last water quality report. It appears that things are much better but reasonable caution is advised.
MAZO BEACH WATER QUALITY REPORT AS OF AUGUST 1, 2008:
Water quality in the Lower Wisconsin River is not routinely monitored by any agency, but the consensus of the current quality of the water in the Mazo Beach area from the Dane County Health Department, Sauk County Health Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is as follows:
Some of the beaches in the area are closed due to high blue-green algae counts. A number of beach people have expressed a concern of the increase of the algae seen in the river water this past week. In general, being a flowing body of water, it is safe using the following precautions as long as you stay out of low water flow areas. For more information specifically on blue-green algae, go to: dnr.wi.gov/lakes/bluegreenalgae
In general, river water quality is much improved this past month (see Current Status of Wisconsin River Water Contamination posted on July 5, 2008.)
Presently, (as of August 1st) the levels of bacterial, viral, parasitic, chemical and waste contaminants have decreased substantially, but the river is not back to normal levels yet. Rain will continue to help “flush” the contaminants from the river, and the sun will continue to help “bake” the bacteria out of the sand.
For the present time, the following is suggested regarding river and beach usage to minimize risk to your health and safety –
People should determine their own level of risk of using the beach and river.
Children younger than age 5, the elderly and people with pre-existing health conditions are most at risk, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Most of the bacteria has been baked out of the surface sand on the beach.
Try to keep your dogs out of the river, because they tend to drink the water.
Bring extra water for your dogs for now.
Have your tetanus shots up to date.
Keep your head above water level.
Wash off any food dropped on the beach or in the river with clean water before eating it.
It is a good idea to bring and use Purell or some other sanitizer (for cleaning hands before eating or cleaning cuts and scrapes.)
Shower and shampoo as soon as possible after leaving the river.
Best to not enter the river if you have existing wounds.
If you receive a cut or scrape, rinse it with non-river water and apply peroxide or antibiotic ointment as soon as possible.
Be cautious when using watercraft or wading in the river, being aware that although the river level is down, there is an increase in unstable sands and uprooted trees and other
In general, have a good time – just use a little common sense.
Note: All of this year’s water reports will removed from FOMB at the end of the season, both to minimize clutter and to avoid confusion next summer.