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 30, 2020 - 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 feet away 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 without permission, e.g. beaches

You DO need a burn permit if…

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

You DON’T need a burn permit if…

  • The fire is less than 4 feet in diameter, and less than 3 feet in height
  • The fire is for traditional spiritual use
  • The fire is for recreational or cooking purposes within a fire ring, barbeque, or similar structure
Call (360) 630-1532 or email ccowles@swinomish.nsn.us 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

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