Last update: August 8, 2016
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 Shore Lines - April issue
Shore Lines Newsletter - August issue
Newest Shore Lines for August is online today. It will be sent to the e-groups (Samish Neighbors, Samish Info, Samish Next Door), and posted here for the month. If you have trouble receiving it as a pdf, please obtain a copy at the Community Hall. 8/3/16
The Samish Farms Water Association
SFWA has a new website as of July 2016. Any alerts, upcoming events, or pertinent informaiton will be posted on this website. You can also contact the association by email, email@example.com. There is a rate increase of 10% on the July bill, due to PUD increases (8%), and upgrading Mercer and Wallen road to state requirements (2%). Water rate for existing customers is now $3.69 per 100 cf. The price of a new share is now $12,137.00, due to PUD system development cost increase. 8/8/16
If you love fresh produce from the garden, you might like to join the community garden group on the island. For $25(individual) or $50(family) dues per season, you help water, weed and eat fresh and natural. We also deliver extra to the food bank when there is plenty. Read more about how to join the garden. 6/19/16
New tote bag
Samish Island Road work
In early summer 2016, much behind-the-scenes work between the county and property owner has been worked on, mostly relating to drainage and easement issues on the property below the road level. The legal issues and responsibilities must be clearly defined and agreed upon before work can begin, in order to maintain property values. 8/5/2016
Little Free Library
There are over 30,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world. We have one here on Samish Island, located at 11044 Blue Heron Rd, thanks to Jenn. Take a book, leave a book - enjoy reading every day. 8/17/15
Ships and Tankers
You can find out which tankers are in our bays on this interesting real-time site, called Live Ships Map. Many have Cherry Point as their destination.
Fire Fighters Wanted
Samish Island Fire is currently recruiting firefighters. District 5 is the largest geographic fire district in Skagit County encompassing Allen, Edison, and Samish stations and we periodically train and respond together. No experience necessary. However, the county requires members be over 18, have a valid driver’s license, and pass a background check.
Successful applicants will be expected to attend Skagit County Fire Academy and/or EMT training within the first two years of service. Interested parties should be willing to climb ladders, haul hose, drive apparatus, operate power equipment and respond to medical emergencies at all hours of the day or night. There are no assigned shifts. If you are on the island, you are on call. It’s hard work and the pay stinks, but it is a great way to serve your community and make life-long friends.
Prospective volunteers can contact Assistant Chief, Tom Miller at (360) 424-2221 or attend a weekly meeting at the Samish fire hall any Monday at 7:00PM.
Have a gathering planned that's too much for the size of your home? Consider using the community center for your event. Islanders or members' rate: $50 for 5-hr or less, $75 one-day rental. Everyone loves the hall: it's open, spacious, has lots of tables and serving utensils. It doesn't have tv or wireless distractions. Real interactions and conversation happen. Call to reserve your event day, 766-8202. You can also rent the video projector or sound system if needed (additional fee). Non-islanders rate: $100 per day. More info.. 1/7/14
Past Shore Lines
All Shore Lines newsletter are online since 2003. Back issues from that date forward are available on the Shore Lines Page.
If you'd like to receive important/emergent information that informs all islanders, join the Samish Info e-group (2-3 emails a month). For those who like a little more neighborly sharing (10+ emails a month), join both Samish Info and the Samish Neighbors e-groups.