Beach Advisories Lifted for Magnus Beach, Richardi Park Beach

Partial body contact advisories have been lifted for Magnus Beach in Emmet County and Richardi Park Beach in Antrim County.

Partial body contact advisories were put in place Thursday after water samples revealed elevated levels of E. coli.

Magnus Beach, located at 901 W. Lake Street in Petoskey, re-tested at 12.3 E. coli/100ml. Richardi Park Beach, located on E. Antrim Road in Bellaire, re-tested at 215.8 E. coli/100ml. The threshold for declaring an advisory is 300 E. coli/100ml.

“With recent follow-up samples testing below the advisory threshold, as of Friday, Aug. 5, there are no beach advisories in place for Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties—making way for the summer water activities we all enjoy,” said Jeremy Fruk, Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) Director of Environmental Health.