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Last update: April 18, 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.

Summer Art Festival

The Samish Island Arts Festival planning is well underway, so mark your calendars for July 27, 10am to 4pm. It's a GREAT island festival, so plan for a day of fun, art, and gifting. More.... 4/18/19

Burn Permits

Skagit County requires fires over 4' diameter to have a burn permit. Now there is a map of permitted burn locations at the Fire Marshal website. Small yard debris fires 4' and under need not be permitted in our area. 4/12/19

Shore Lines - April edition

The April Samish Island Shorelines Newsletter is posted today, and sent to your e-group. If you have trouble opening it, save it to your desktop, then try. 3/31/19

Complaint form for Tanker off-gassing odors (Northwest Clean Air Agency)

If you smell the terrible and noxious gas odors from the tankers in Samish Bay, during the spring and summer, fill out the online form below, to report it. 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. 3/31/19

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. 3/31/19

Walking on the island

Many islanders walk for pleasure, and enjoy the longer "around-the-island" walk. Camp Samish, owned by the Community of Christ Church, allows islanders to walk the far east side of the camp property (off the far end of Scott Rd), as long as no camp residents are disturbed, and dogs are leashed and cleaned up after. See the Camp Samish Walking Guidelines here. 3/29/19

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

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.