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Last update: February 28, 2019


The Samish Island website is owned and operated by the Samish Island Community Center (SICC), a 501C3 non-profit organization, located in Skagit County, Washington, USA.

Samish Shore Lines - March edition

The March Shore Lines is online today. Thanks to Charlene Day, this month's editor. 2/28/19

Samish Shore Lines - February edition

The February Shore Lines is posted on the web page and e-groups today. 2/1/19

Island Directory

All island property owners & residents can be included in the island directory, by filling out the dues and directory form. Include names, address, phone #, whether you want your email listed, etc. After publication, new entries can't be included, so submit yours when your dues form arrives, sometime in the next week or so. Or print the linked form above, and send it in now! 1/4/19

Island Services and Businesses

Residents who provide services to others, may list their service or business in the Island Directory "Yellow Pages." This is done yearly, in January, by filling out the dues and directory form. The directory publishes in February, and no late entries are accepted after publication. Print the linked form, and send it in now, if you wish. 1/4/19

Staying in Touch through e-Groups:

We have two groups sponsored by SICC: The first - and most popular - is for neighborly sharing, borrowing stuff, selling stuff, asking questions, reporting various problems, called Samish Neighbors.

The second e-group is for people who don't want a lot of e-mail, just want essential and emergency information (like floods, road conditions, emergency weather conditions, and also The Shore Lines Newsletter). This Group is called Samish Info. You can join either group by clicking on Groups (on the site index above left), then click on E-Groups and read instructions. If you need help, contact our webmaster, 1/4/19

Samish Island shoreline photos

You can see various years of Samish Island shoreline photos, taken by the State Department of Ecology, from 1976 to 2017 at this Shoreline Photo Viewer. 10/31/18

Taylor Shellfish Farms "Oyster Soirees"

Taylor Oyster is sponsoring several Night Tide Soirees in January and March, for an outdoor adventure. Join them for one of the Night Tide Oyster Soirées at the Samish Bay Farm on January 20th and March 16th. Samish Bay Farm will be open exclusively for a night tide party of oysters and wine. More info.... 10/31/18

Migratory Birds and Upland Game Hunting begins in October.

Check the Washington Department of Fish and Game page for beginning and ending dates of the hunting season in this area. The West-90 and the private hunting club on Alice Bay will be busy during this period. 10/1/18

European Green Crab v. Helmet Crab

Recent finding of a crab on the north side of the island, renewed concerns about invasive green crab in our waters. Shellfish bed owners identified it as a helmet crab.

Here is more information from WA Fish & Wildlife. 9/4/18

Community Garden Photos - Harvesting time

Click each for a larger view. 7/31/18

Samish Island Flower Farm article

The Skagit Land Trust features the Flower Farm Property on Samish Island in their Summer issue. 7/20/18

Clean Air Complaint Form

If you smell the terrible and noxious gas odors from the current tankers in Samish Bay, you can fill out this online form to complain. Some days it goes beyond bad, to completely unhealthy and unbreathable air, putting residents and pets at risk. This summer, community meetings are being planned, exploring some form of action, whether county, legislative, or legal action. More info..

Complaint Form: You can also call the Northwest Clean Air Agency and leave a phone message: 360-428-1617. 7/14/18

Tanker Air Polluters

You can find out which tankers are in our bays on this real-time site, called Live Ships Map. Destinations for ships in Samish Bay, are destined for March or Cherry Points. It sometimes helps if you can pinpoint which ship is off-gassing when you make a report.

Hall Rentals

Have a gathering planned that's too large for the size of your home? Consider using the community center for your event. Islander/Member daily rate: $75. Off-Islanders with an island sponsor daily rate: $100. The Community center is open, spacious, has lots of tables, chairs and useable kitchen. It holds 100 people for meetings, less for sit-down dinners. There is no Wi-Fi to encourage real-life conversations. Call to reserve your event day, 766-8202 (please leave message). You can also rent the video projector or sound system for additional fees. More info.. 1/7/14.