Red Tide Update
St. Petersburg, Fla. (September 20, 2018) -- According to Pinellas County officials, several county beach locations have tested positive for Red Tide. This week, City of St. Petersburg officials have seen dead marine life close to shore at three city park locations – Maximo, Jungle Prada and Abercrombie Parks.
While Pinellas County is the lead agency responsible for red tide testing and cleanup, City staff will be monitoring city property and conducting its own daily cleanup. St. Petersburg areas that are currently being tested are the waters near Maximo Beach and near Bayboro (roughly between North Shore and Lassing Parks). Daily cleanup and dumpster pickups are already occurring at the three affected parkland areas.
Residents experiencing the effects of red tide on their personal property or abutting waterway have the following options:
- Report red tide issues to Pinellas County via their website, http://www.pinellascounty.org/reportanissue/, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The County is currently only conducting dead fish removal of large quantities.
- Residents can double bag any dead marine life and dispose of it in the regular trash bin. Sanitation will collect it during regularly scheduled trash pickups.
- Residents can also elect to dispose of dead marine life at designated containers currently located at Maximo Park and Jungle Prada boat ramp.
Residents seeking more information about the County’s procedures for red tide issues can visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/environment/watershed/red-tide.htm.
Visit www.stpete.org for updates on city procedures and resources.