The Cowlitz County Health Department and Washington State Department of Ecology are recommending people and their pets not have contact with the water in the Willow Grove Park area. There is an oil and diesel fuel spill in the Columbia River. Contact with contaminated water can potentially make people and pets sick. Signs have been posted at the Willow Grove Park to inform visitors. The Health Department will remove the signs when the spill has dissipated.All oil spills cause environmental damage, regardless of size.
To report an oil spill call 1-800-OILS-911
For public health questions, call Cowlitz Health Department, 1-360-414-5599
For more information on the spill, please visit the link below to the Washington Department of Ecology.