Central Point nursery fined for algal bloom discharge



SALEM, Ore. – A Central Point nursery has been fined by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

According to a release from DEQ, J. Herbert Stone Nursery was cited for allowing an algal bloom to discharge from a reservoir into the Jackson Creek. As a result, the business was fined $8,800.

The DEQ says algae growths have the potential to decrease water quality and may produce toxins that are harmful to fish, wildlife, pets, livestock and humans.