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.
RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING
Six monitored beaches OPEN for water contact activities as of 9/9/2020. Next sampling scheduled for October.
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.
BURN BAN STATUS
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 - TIER 2 BURN BAN DOWNGRADED TO TIER 1
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.
Phone (360) 466.7280
Fax (360) 466.1615
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