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March 20, 2019
Share feedback on draft Stormwater Management Program Plan
The Skagit River Salmon Festival might just seem like a fun event in Skagit County, but the outreach that county staff do there is actually part of the Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMP). The draft 2019 Skagit County SWMP is now available online for the public to review and provide feedback.
Skagit County is allowed to discharge stormwater runoff (like rain running off our roads) into the State’s water bodies (like streams, rivers, lakes, etc.) under the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. One of the annual requirements of that permit is to create and make available to the public the SWMP, which lets the public know what stormwater-related actions and events Skagit County plans in the coming year.
“We participate in the Mount Vernon High School science night, conduct workshops for contractors and the public on a variety of stormwater-related topics, and support programs designed to reduce runoff pollution,” said Jason Quigley, Stormwater Permit Program Coordinator. “The goal behind everything we do is to reduce stormwater-related pollution in Skagit County.”
The draft plan can be found online at www.skagitcounty.net/stormwater.
Comments are accepted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail/hand-delivered to 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273. The comment period closes April 30, 2019. The final plan will be posted by May 31, 2019. For questions or more details, please contact Jason Quigley at email@example.com or 360-416-1463.