DEP Services

COMMUNITY ALERTS

SWINOMISH SHELLFISH HARVEST REPORT

LONE TREE POINT - NO TOXIN DETECTED as of butter clam/PSP sample on 8/8/17.

Next sample scheduled for 9/5/17.

Swinomish Tribal Members may conduct Subsistence Harvesting on Reservation when beaches are indicated as OPEN and have a valid Ceremonial and Subsistence Shellfish Harvesting Permit from the Swinomish Fisheries Department.

*** For More information & Special Shellfish PSP Monitoring Note

RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING

Monitored beaches OPEN for water contact activities as of 8/16/17. See Results below. Next sample scheduled for 8/23/17.
  • Swinomish Channel at the fishing docks:  10 MPN/100ml
  • SneeOosh Beach:  10 MPN/100ml
  • Lone Tree Point:  <10 MPN/100ml

SITC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducts weekly bacterial monitoring of three swimming beaches during summer (June – August) and monitors monthly throughout the rest of the year.

*** More information on bacteria monitoring

BURN BAN STATUS

Swinomish Air Quality Program - Open Burning/ Burn Ban Status
  • Effective 8/2/2017 – Due to hot weather conditions and low fuel moisture levels, a total burn ban on the Swinomish Reservation is in effect until further notice. No recreational, residential, or open burns allowed.
  • Enclosed gas-fueled appliances such as BBQ grills are allowed if the grill is over a non-flammable surface and at least 10 feet from combustible materials.
  • Charcoal cooking is allowed only at private residences, and must be over non-flammable surface and at least 10 feet from combustible materials. Charcoal and ash must be doused with water and kept in a metal container for at least 72 hours.
  • For more information on the burn ban, please contact the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • This burn ban is pursuant to the Swinomish Tribal Code, Title 19- Environmental Protection, Chapter 2- Clean Air Act; Subchapter II: 19-02.160 & 19-02-100.

ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS

Burn Permit Application
Land Clearing Permit Application
On-Site Septic Permit
Shorelines & Sensitive Areas Permit Application
TEPA Environmental Checklist

CWA 401 Water Quality Certification

*** More Environmental Permit info & PUBLIC NOTICES on permit actions or proposed actions.

DEP Services

CONTACT

Phone (360) 466.7280
Fax (360) 466.1615

LOCATION & MAILING

Planning
11430 Moorage Way
LaConner, WA 98257

HOURS

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