Environmental Protection

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

VISION: Preserving our culture by connecting our Tribal Citizens to their natural resources.

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


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The Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff, other departmental collaborators, and members of our oversight Environmental & Lands Committee. Our environmental protection functions include ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT in the following subjects:


DEP Staff & Titles: Environmental & Lands Committee (5):
  • Mitchell, Todd: Environmental Director
  • Brown, Morgan: PME Coordinator
  • Dennis, Joshua: Climate Researcher
  • Logan, Lindsay Thomason: Environmental Technician
  • Ritchie, Catey, Environmental Specialist, Shorelines

Environmental Science Team:

  • Casper, Nicole: Water Resources Manager
  • Bock, Heidi: Water Resources Technician II
  • Dan Jr, Dean: Environmental Educator
  • Jefferson, Alisha, Water Resources Technician
  • Kasayuli, Brendon, Water Quality Technician
  • Ells, Cassady: Water Quality Technician
  • Stewart, Shannon: Water Resources Analyst
  • Thompson, Jason: Water Quality Specialist
  • Willup, Jen: Environmental Education Specialist

Environmental Mangement Team:

  • OPEN: Environmental Complianace Manager
  • Barnes, Kenna: Forester
  • Dagley, Dennis: Noxious Weeds Technician
  • Larson, Kelsey: Air Quality Specialist
  • OPEN: Conservation Tech Intern
  • OPEN: Environmental Management Specialist
  • Roberts, Caitlin: Air Quality Technician
  • Edwards, Lawrence: Forestry Tech
  • McCoy, Phillip: Forestry Tech
  • Shoungutsie, Jeff: Forestry Tech
  • VACANT, Air Quality Tech 1
  • Mitchell, Karen, Hydrogeologist- Land Mgmt Dept
  • Jackson, Arlene Dilts, Grants Manager- Grants Dept
  • Tandy Wilbur, Chair
  • Greg Edwards, Vice-Chair
  • Charlie Edwards
  • Eric Day
  • Alana Quintasket
  • Elissa Kalla, Advisor
  • Todd Mitchell, Advisor
  • Amy Trainer, Advisor
  • Steve Edwards, Ex-Officio
  • Weston LeMay, Attorney
  • Stephen LeCuyer, Attorney
  • Lindsay Logan, Recording Secretary
  • Arlene Dilts Jackson, Technical Advisor

Protect Mother Earth (PME) Subcommittee:

  • Shelly Vendiola, co-chair
  • Todd Mitchell, co-chair
  • Caroline Edwards
  • Brian Wilbur
  • Janie Beasley
  • Eric Day
  • Kathy Paul
  • Joe Williams
  • Nekesha Edwards
  • Diane Vendiola, Advisor
  • Joshua Dennis, Advisor
  • Morgan Brown, Advisor
  • Bekcy VillaLuz, Advisor

Kukutali Management Board:

  • Todd Mitchell, Chair
  • Kathy Paul
  • Alana Quintasket
  • Amy Trainer, Advisor
  • Emily Haley, Attorney



Environmental Protection


Phone (360) 542.7630
Fax (360) 466.1615


Dept of Environmental Protection
11430 Moorage Way
La Conner, WA 98257


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