DEP Services

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

COMMUNITY ALERTS & PUBLIC NOTICES

SWINOMISH SHELLFISH HARVEST REPORT

Monthly PSP sampling of shellfish at LONE TREE POINT is now being done by the Swinomish Fisheries department.  They can be contacted at (360) 466-7313 for the latest results.


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 are SAFE for water contact activities as of 11/5/2022. See results below. Next sampling scheduled for November 21, 2022.
  • Snee-Oosh Beach: 31 MPN/100mL
  • Lone Tree Point: <10 MPN/100mL
  • Swinomish Channel at the fishing docks: 30 MPN/100mL
  • The Flats: <10 MPN/100mL
  • Martha's Bay Beach: 10 MPN/100mL
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Beach: 52 MPN/100mL

SITC 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

BURN BAN STATUS

October 26, 2022 - Burn Ban Lifted

Fire, with or without a permit, is prohibited if...

  • Prohibited materials are being burned
  • Garbage, including in a burn barrel, is being burned
  • The fire is less than 5' from any existing structure or woody vegetation
  • The fire is outside daylight hours, except for cooking and recreational fires
  • The fire is unattended
  • The fire is creating a nuisance
  • The fire is creating a threat to personal safety or property
  • The fire is burning on tribal property wihtout permission, e.g. beaches

You DO need a burn permit if...

  • The fire is 4' or more in diameter, or 3' or more in height
  • The burn is slash burning from forest practices

You DO NOT need a burn permit if...

  • The fire is less than 4' in diameter and less than 3' in height
  • The fire is for traditional spiritual use
  • The fire is for recreational or cooking purposes within a fire ring, barbeque, pit or similar structure
Visit this website to obtain a burn permit

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

dep@swinomish.nsn.us

Phone (360) 542.7630

LOCATION & MAILING

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

HOURS

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