Welcome to Samish Island!
“No Island Like Samish Island”
The Samish Island Community Center’s (SICC) mission is to encourage community development and interaction through educational and social activities among islanders. To that end, it also maintains the community center property as the primary place to gather.
We acknowledge that Samish Island is within the aboriginal territory of the Samish Indian Nation. They were and are respected for their spiritual, cultural, and traditional values and practices, such as weaving, carving, and building of longhouses. The Samish People lived here in stewardship of the lands and waterways of the Salish Sea since time immemorial. https://www.samishtribe.nsn.us/
King Tide Information From the SIRA Comittee
This next winter predicted high tides will be 9.5′ or higher during the periods: Nov 28-Dec 01, Dec 14-18, Dec 26-30, Jan 11-18, Jan 24, and Feb 13-14.
SIRAC members will monitor predicted barometric pressure using the www.barometricpressure.app tool. This tool predicts barometric pressure in Skagit County forward as much as 7 days.
When we see a predicted barometric pressure lower than 29.2 inHg that corresponds in time (within a couple of hours) of a 9.5′ or greater predicted high tide we will post a tide watch notice on Samish Neighbors and on the Samish Island Facebook page about the potential for an extreme high tide event.
We also will display a hurricane storm pennant (red flag with black square) on the lower left-hand corner of the Garden Club sign coming on the Island. If the pressure prediction holds up (predicting pressure out 168 hrs can be iffy) as we get closer to the event we may follow up with an additional more dire alert.
Please bear in mind this prediction business is not an exact science. Forewarned is forearmed.
Upcoming Events—Quick Glance
These will be updated as time passes and new events and information are forthcoming. We look forward to seeing you!
10/29 SOCIAL: SICC Halloween Party 6:00 pm11/10 SOCIAL: Knitting group @ SICC 10:30 – 12:0011/15 INFO: Raptor & Access Presentation @ SICC 6:30 p.m.11/24 SOCIAL: Knitting group @ SICC 10:30 – 12:0011/25 SOCIAL: BINGO @ SICC 2:00 – 4:0012/2 SOCIAL: Holiday Kickoff @ SICC 10:00 am – 1:00 pm12/15 SOCIAL: Holiday Party @ Community of Christ Church 7:00 pm12/22 SOCIAL: Knitting group @ SICC 10:30 – 12:00✨✨✨1/21 INFO: Annual Board Meeting with cookies and coffee 3:002/10 SOCIAL: Winter Light Photo Event, more info to come3/17 SOCIAL: St Patrick’s Day Potluck 5:006/29 SOCIAL: Annual All-Island Yard Sale 8:00 am – 2:00 pm7/4 SOCIAL: 4th of July Parade7/27 SOCIAL: Samish Island Arts Festival 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Samish Island Clean-Up Days
On the last Sunday of each month this summer and fall, get outside and take a walk from noon to 3:00 pm. Carry a trash bag with you to pick up whatever litter you see along the roadside or on the beach.
It’s a great way to beautify our neighborhood, get some exercise, and chat with neighbors.
You can pick up trash any time, but by narrowing an intentional time frame from noon to 3:00 pm, a social element is added. See you out there!