DEP Services

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

COMMUNITY ALERTS

SWINOMISH SHELLFISH HARVEST REPORT

LONE TREE POINT - NO TOXIN DETECTED as of butter clam/PSP sample on 9/18/17.

PSP sampling is suspended during cooler weather months. Sampling will resume in April 2018.

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 9/13/17. See Results below. Next sample scheduled for 10/16/17.
  • 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