Environmental Protection

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

VISION: Preserving our culture by connecting our Tribal Citizens to their natural resources.

MISSION: To protect and restore the natural environment, and the health and welfare of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community for present and future generations.

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The Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff, other departmental collaborators, and members of our oversight Environmental & Lands Committee. Our environmental protection functions include ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT in the following subjects:

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DEP Staff & Titles:

Environmental & Lands Committee (5):

CLIMATE CHANGE Subsection:
  • Beasley, Janie: PME Lushootseed Language Coordinator
  • Brown, Morgan: PME Coordinator
  • Coop, Vivien: Climate Change Intern

Environmental Science Team:

  • Casper, Nicole: Water Resources Manager

WATER QUALITY Section:

  • Stewart, Shannon: Water Resources Analyst
  • Kasayuli, Brendon: Water Quality Technician
  • Ells, Cassady: Water Quality Technician
AIR QUALITY Section:
  • Larson, Kelsey: Air Quality Specialist
  • Roberts, Caitlin: Air Quality Tech 2
  • VACANT: Air Quality Tech 1

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Section:

  • Willup, Jen: Environmental Education Specialist
  • Brown, Morgan: Environmental Educator
  • Ciesielski, Melissa: Outreach Specialist
  • Pitt, Charlotte: Camas Technician

GEOSCIENCES Team:

GROUNDWATER/ NEARSHORE Sections :

  • [Collaborator: Mitchell, Karen, Hydrogeologist- Land Mgmt Dept]
  • Cardenas, Megan: Geoscience Analyst
  • Bock, Heidi: Water Resources Technician II
  • Jefferson, Alisha, Water Resources Technician

Environmental Mangement Team:

  • Ritchie, Catey: Environmental Manager
  • Dagley, Dennis: Noxious Weeds Technician
  • Shumway, Julie: Environmental Management Specialist
  • Thompson, Jason, Environmental Specialist, Shorelines
FORESTRY Subsection:
  • Sullivan, Jake: Forester
  • Edwards, Lawrence: Forestry Tech
  • McCoy, Phillip: Forestry Tech
  • Shoungutsie, Jeff: Forestry Tech, Crew Lead
Support:
  • Jackson, Arlene Dilts, Grants Manager- Finance Dept
  • Tandy Wilbur, Chair
  • Greg Edwards, Vice-Chair
  • Charlie Edwards
  • Eric Day
  • Alana Quintasket
  • Elissa Kalla, Advisor
  • Todd Mitchell, Advisor
  • Amy Trainer, Advisor
  • Steve Edwards, Ex-Officio
  • Weston LeMay, Attorney
  • Stephen LeCuyer, Attorney
  • Lindsay Logan, Recording Secretary
  • Arlene Dilts Jackson, Technical Advisor

Protect Mother Earth (PME) Work Group:

  • Shelly Vendiola, co-chair
  • Todd Mitchell, co-chair
  • Brian Wilbur
  • Janie Beasley
  • Eric Day
  • Kathy Paul
  • Diane Vendiola, Advisor
  • Morgan Brown, Advisor
  • Bekcy VillaLuz, Advisor

Kukutali Management Board:

  • Alana Quintasket, Chair
  • Todd Mitchell
  • Kathy Paul
  • Amy Trainer, Advisor
  • Weston LeMay, Attorney

 

 

Environmental Protection

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