Environmental Protection

Department of Environmental Protection

Mission Statement: To protect and restore the natural environment, and the health and welfare of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community for present and future generations.


The Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was established in 2013 to continue to fulfull the environmental functions of tjhe Tribe including the Water Resources Program and the Environmental Compliance & Management Team. The DEP works closely with and shares office space with the Planning Department and Land Management Department.

The Department of Environmental Protection functions include:

Funding for environmental research, monitoring, policy, and management projects over the years has come from a variety of sources including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service, WA Recreation & Conservation Office (Salmon Recovery Funding Board, WWRP, ALEA), Swinomish Tribe, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, WA Department of Agriculture, and environmental permitting fees.

Staff & Titles:

Environmental Protection


Phone (360) 466.7280
Fax (360) 466.1615

Mon-Wed, 8-6 PM
Thurs, 8-5:30 PM


Department of
Environmental Protection

11430 Moorage Way
LaConner, WA 98257