DEP Services

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

COMMUNITY ALERTS & PUBLIC NOTICES

SWINOMISH SHELLFISH HARVEST REPORT

**Please be advised, PSP was detected at Samish Bay on 9/18/18. Shellfish harvest is not recommended at this time.**

Monthly sampling at LONE TREE POINT - NO TOXIN DETECTED as of butter clam/PSP sample on 9/10/18.

Sampling is suspended during colder weather months when PSP is less likely to occur. Sampling will resume in April.

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.

***More information & Special Shellfish PSP Monitoring

RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING

Monitored beaches OPEN for water contact activities
as of 10/24/18. See Results below. Next sample scheduled for 11/14/18.
  • 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 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - The outdoor burn ban on the Swinomish Reservation is lifted.
  • Burn permits are required for piles exceeding four feet by four feet. Burn permits can be obtained from the Swinomish Air Quality Program.
  • For more information, contact the Department of Environmental Protection at (360) 466.7280.
  • Open burning regulations are pursuant to the Swinomish Tribal Code, Title 19- Environmental Protection, Chapter 2- Clean Air Act.

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

**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
La Conner, WA 98257

HOURS

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