DEP Services

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

COMMUNITY ALERTS & PUBLIC NOTICES

SWINOMISH SHELLFISH HARVEST REPORT

Monthly PSP sampling of shellfish at LONE TREE POINT

8/17/2020 – NO TOXIN DETECTED in butter clam sample. Next sampling date is September 14th.

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

Six monitored beaches OPEN for water contact activities as of 9/9/2020. Next sampling scheduled for October.
  • Snee-Oosh Beach: <10 MPN/100mL
  • Lone Tree Point: <10 MPN/100mL
  • Swinomish Channel at the fishing docks: 10 MPN/100mL
  • The Flats: <10 MPN/100mL
  • Martha's Bay Beach: <10 MPN/100mL
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Beach: 10 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

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 - TIER 2 BURN BAN DOWNGRADED TO TIER 1
Tier 1 Burn Ban - No open burning except for cooking and recreational fires within a fire ring, barbecue, or similar structure.

Call (360) 708.3118 to obtain a cultural exemption letter for tribally-recognized spiritual burning practices.

Open burning regulations are pursuant to the Swinomish Tribal Code, Title 19-Environmental Protection, Chapter 2- Clean Air Act.

Call (360) 466.2512 for more information.

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 Building
11430 Moorage Way
La Conner, WA 98257

HOURS

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