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Groups on the Island

Last update: March 29, 2019

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Samish Island Community Center |Samish Farms Water Association| Samish Island Fire Department | Arts Committee | Marching Band | Garden Club | Community Garden | Religious & Meditation Groups| SICC E-Groups

Samish Island Community Center (S.I.C.C)

The SICC is made up of all island residents over 18 years old. An elected board of 7 residents coordinates island events, holds fundraisers, and maintains the community hall and its rental. Visit the SICC page for board members contacts and additional information.

Samish Farms Water Association (SFWA)

A board of directors elected from water share holders, monitors contaminantes in our drinking water, along with Skagit County P.U.D. and manages water needs for the island. Check the SFWA website for more information and updates. Or email

Samish Island Fire Department

The volunteer fire department provides emergency services on the island. Read more...

Arts Committee

The Arts Committee sponsors the summer arts festival on the island.

Samish Island Marching Band

The Marching Band participates in three events/performances each year: The July 4 parade on the island, Berry Dairy Days Parade in Burlington, and The Island Christmas Program (during which it becomes a sitting band). If you'd like to play in the band, contact Gail or Steve Hopley. All instrumentalists are welcome.


Edgewater Garden Club

The Edgewater Garden Club helps resident gardeners gain knowledge about gardening, aides in the protection of native trees, plants & birds, and encourages civic planting on the island. Watch the Samish Shore Lines for meeting times and dates (generally on fourth Thursday of the month). Contact the webmaster for additional information.

Community Garden

The community garden is located on the island, and is a great opportunity for locals to grow fresh organic food for personal use, vegetable exchanges, and foodbank donations. It is not a "pea-patch", but one garden with shared work responsibilities by all who join. View more on the community garden web page.


Churches; Meditation groups on the island

Several groups meet on the island. Address and gathering times are listed below:

The Community of Christ
10 AM: Sunday School;
11 AM: Worship Service
11507 Scott Road. Jane Worland, pastor. 766-8264.

The Samish Island Memorial Chapel
9:45 am: Sunday School
11 am: Worship Service
Mid-July: Vacation Bible School.

9608 Samish Island Road, Dave McAllister, pastor 360-421-8173.

Insight Meditation (Buddhist insight meditation tradition) - related to BIMS in Bellingham.

The Samish Island Meditation group meets at the Community of Christ social room, 11507 Scott Road. Schedule varies; contact for additional info.


Join the Samish Island E-Groups

If you don't join groups, but just want to know what's happening on the island, you can join the SICC Email groups

Samish Neighbors, or Samish Info. Read about each and how to join one or both, on the email groups page.

Another group, not part of SICC, is Samish Island Next Door. Julie Judy can help you join this group, if you send her an email, located in the current island directory. This group allows advertising and other county-wide announcements.