Samish River pollution

A campaign last summer sought to draw attention to the role dog poop plays in causing bacterial pollution in the Samish River watershed.

The continued search for where the bacterial pollution found in the Samish and Padilla Bay watersheds comes from has turned to DNA analysis for help. 

Results from the first year of a two-year study show there is no single source, but rather several along area creeks, sloughs and the Samish River itself. 

— Reporter Kimberly Cauvel: 360-416-2199, kcauvel@skagitpublishing.com, Twitter: @Kimberly_SVH, Facebook.com/bykimberlycauvel

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