The meeting agenda will include brief updates on monitoring efforts, water quality status, and recent accomplishments. The primary goal of the meeting will be to update Samish Watershed residents on the accomplishments of the CSI and receive input on the County’s efforts to reduce fecal coliform pollution in Samish Bay.
In 2009, Samish Basin fecal coliform pollution issues attracted regional attention and are now the focus of the CSI. The CSI is a multi-agency effort designed to improve water quality in the Samish River Watershed. Fecal coliform bacteria pollution in the Samish River, nearby streams, and the Samish Bay often reach levels too high for safe shellfish harvesting, recreation, and food production.
For more information about the Clean Samish Initiative and the Clean Water Program, contact Michael See, Water Resources Section Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (360) 336-9400 or visit www.skagitcounty.net/cleanwater.