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Last update: August 2, 2018

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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.

August Shore Lines Newsletter

Posted today, the Samish Island Shore Lines' August newsletter. Thanks to Linda Larson for editing this month's issue. 7/31/18

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: http://nwcleanairwa.gov/forms/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.

Burn Ban is on- Friday, July 13.

Full details at Skagit County.net

Briefly: ►No burning of brush or other debris on your property ► Any recreational fires (like campfires) must be enclosed - and the enclosure must be less than 3 feet wide and 2 feet high ► You ALWAYS need to have water on hand ► Fires need to be AT LEAST 10 feet away from trees or anything that could accidentally catch on fire. 7/13/18

Samish Shore Lines Newsletter - July

The July issue is posted online today. Check out the Arts Festival Page, and Arts postercard.

For back issues of the Shore Lines (from 2003 to present), visit the archives. 7/2/18

Padilla Bay Newsletter

Find out what's happening at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, by subscribing to their newsletter. 6/1/18

Samish Island Heronry Story

Article about the Samish Island heronry, from the Anacortes American, sent to the e-group, reposted here. 5/26/18

The 22nd Annual Arts Festival is in the planning.

Laurie Lundgren, island jewelry-maker, is our featured artist in 2018. We have some great musicians lined up. We will add artists and musicians and good food providers as we approach July 28! PK Dwyer, Folk & Blues Busker Extraordinaire, will be with us this year. Read more... on the Festival page.

January Heronry Update

Great Blue Heron, by Terry FooteRegina Wandler, Stewardship Manager of the Skagit Land Trust, gives us an update on the heronry abandonment story.

Read more... (pdf will download to your computer to read)

Samish Island Stories

The first "Samish Island Stories" was held at the Samish Island Community Center on Sunday, Jan 28, 2018, attended by about 100 people. Many good stories of past events on the island were shared. Tom Taylor did a casual audio, and he also took several photos. Thank you, Tom! 1/29/18

Samish Island Community Dues and Directory

Fill out the 2018 form if you'd like to be a supporting member of our Samish Island Community Club and/or be in the island directory. Dues and Directory form. 1/2/18

E-Groups on Samish Island - you can join in....

There are currently 355 members of the Samish Info group, and 238 members of the Samish Neighbors Group. If you would like to join any of the e-groups on the island, visit the Samish Island E-Groups page for a description of the group, and how they differ from each other, plus how to join. There is also an e-group that is more "facebook-like," which includes advertising. Samish Next Door. Contact Julie Judy if you would like an invitation to this group.

There are also several e-groups on the island for dues-paying members, The Edgewater Garden Club, and Samish Island Acres Community Garden.

It is a good way to be in touch with your neighbors and friends on the island. 8/8/16

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. You can also rent the video projector or sound system for additional fees. More info.. 1/7/14.

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