Clean Samish Partners
The Clean Samish Initiative (CSI) is a collective of more
than 20 governmental, business and non-profit organizations actively interested
in improving water quality in the Samish River and in the Samish Bay.
Works with the Skagit Conservation
District to encourage voluntary natural resource stewardship on private lands.
||Department of Agriculture
Supports the local agricultural and dairy communities in Skagit County,
performs inspections at local dairies, and aids in consumer, environmental and
natural resource protection.
||Department of Ecology
Ecology formed CSI in 2009 and coordinates outreach and compliance work,
funding, incentive practices, water monitoring and inspections.
||Department of Health
The shellfish protection
program monitors conditions in Samish Bay and determines whether commercial and
recreational harvests may occur.
||Department of Natural
In partnership with citizens and local
governments, the DNR provides leadership and expertise to ensure environmental
Providing financial and
technical assistance for a pilot DNA study to determine presence/absence of
human and livestock sources of bacteria in the Samish watershed.
||Governor's Office of
CSI is the centerpiece of the Washington Shellfish Initiative to
restore and expand Washington’s shellfish resources to promote clean-water
||Puget Sound Partnership
The Partnership is the
backbone organization for Puget Sound recovery and provides funding and
assistance related to water quality improvement and public education and
||RE Sources of Sustainable
Communities - North Sound Baykeeper
communities and helps protect the health of northwestern Washington’s people
||Samish Indian Nation
As an active CSI partner, the Samish Tribe manages
the restoration of a tribally-owned riparian area on Thomas Creek, conducts
water quality monitoring and provides education and outreach to Skagit Valley
||Skagit Conservation District
As another active CSI
partner, the Conservation District provides voluntary, incentive based programs
that support farms and working landscapes while protecting and enhancing Skagit
County’s natural resources.
Our local nonprofit organization educates the
public about the health and economic risks of fecal coliform pollution and the
benefits of improved water quality.
||Skagit County Public Works
CSI’s lead agency conducts a monitoring program to
track fecal coliform pollution in local waters and provides a pollution
identification and correction program to help coordinate state and local
||Skagit County Public Health
As an essential part of CSI, the department’s
On-Site Sewage Program (OSS) requires county-certified OSS inspections and
provides free classes to septic owners to help maintain systems and prevent human
sewage pollution in our local waters.
Skagit County Planning and Development
Governs any land use
activity that impairs or disturbs our local soils, vegetation and water.
||Skagit Fisheries Enhancement
A nonprofit organization formed in 1990 to engage the
community in habitat restoration and watershed stewardship to help
enhance salmon populations.
Taylor Shellfish Farms
This five-generation family business
practices environmental and community sustainability, and actively participates
in CSI to raise awareness about the need for clean water in shellfish harvesting.
||Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
The Upper Skagit Tribe is a business and community partner
who has invested interest in keeping our waters pollution free.
The Association is a statewide
non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the beef
||Washington Sea Grant/University
Washington Sea Grant
educates communities and industries about marine issues, marine environment management
and use of its resources.
||Washington State Dairy
Federation develops and promotes initiatives directed
toward achieving a successful business climate for dairy farmers in Washington
||Washington State University
Skagit County Cooperative Extension
empowers people to find solutions for local issues and creates a culture of
life-long learning with educational programs.
The Association is a
proactive grower-based organization providing services for the entire Western
Washington agricultural community.