Community Updates & Alerts
May 31, 2023 – Public Notice of Proposed Water Quality Certification
Applicant: Trans Mountain Pipeline (Puget Sound) LLC
Agent: Dan Chow
Location: NE portion of Ag lands, Utility easement
Project: Proposed installation of 2 flexible concrete mats over existing pipeline to provide cover and protection in a drainage ditch.
Anticipated decision: Approve
Public Comment Period: May 31, 2023 – June 30, 2023 Comments must be submitted by June 30, 2023 to: Nicole Casper, Water Resources Manager Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection ncasper-at-swinomish-dot-nsn-dot-us OR Phone: (360) 466-3374
For further information and application materials contact Nicole.
GROUP-PURCHASE SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM
Olympia Community Solar, a non-profit that facilitates the installation of clean energy systems, is running its third annual solar energy group-purchase program called Solarize. The Skagit Valley Clean Energy Cooperative is working with Olympia Community Solar this year to facilitate the program here on the Swinomish Reservation and in Skagit County.
Interested residents can access solar at prices below market rates until July 4, 2023. Financing is available. For more information about the program, click here.
RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING
Swinomish 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
SHELLFISH PSP MONITORING AT LONE TREE POINT
May 8, 2023 – NO TRACE DETECTED in butter clam sample