Community Updates & Alerts
BURN BAN IN EFFECT JUNE 9
Burn ban in effect on the Swinomish Reservation starting June 9, 2023 at 8 a.m. No open burning except cooking and recreational fires in a fire ring, barbeque, or similar structure. Cultural and spiritual fires exempt. Updates and more information: swinomish-nsn.gov/resources/environmental-protection/dep-services
GROUP-PURCHASE SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM
Olympia Community Solar, a non-profit that facilitates the installation of clean energy systems, is running its third annual solar energy group-purchase program called Solarize. The Skagit Valley Clean Energy Cooperative is working with Olympia Community Solar this year to facilitate the program here on the Swinomish Reservation and in Skagit County.
Interested residents can access solar at prices below market rates until July 4, 2023. Financing is available. For more information about the program, click here.
RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING
Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducts weekly bacterial monitoring of six swimming beaches during summer (June – August) and monitors monthly throughout the rest of the year.
***More information on bacteria monitoring
SHELLFISH PSP MONITORING AT LONE TREE POINT
May 8, 2023 – NO TRACE DETECTED in butter clam sample