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Last update: February 22, 2018


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.

Last Chance

If any islanders want to be in the Samish Island Directory, you have until Friday, February 23 to get your dues/directory form to Gail Hopley! Final proofing will happen this weekend, with printing next week. 2/22/18

Samish Shore Lines - February

The February Shore Lines newsletter (pdf file) is available to read on your computer. Some browsers open the file on the click, others download it to your "download file" where you can open with Adobe Acrobat Reader. 2/2/18

January Heronry Update

Great Blue Heron, by Terry FooteRegina Wandler, Stewardship Manager of the Skagit Land Trust, gives us an update on the heronry abandonment story.

Read more... (pdf will download to your computer to read)

Samish Island Stories

The first "Samish Island Stories" was held at the Samish Island Community Center on Sunday, Jan 28, 2018, attended by about 100 people. Many good stories of past events on the island were shared. Tom Taylor did a casual audio, and he also took several photos. Thank you, Tom! 1/29/18

January Shore Lines Newsletter

Time to start the fresh new year with the January Shore Lines. Happy New Year to all our island friends and neighbors. Please fill out the Dues and Directory form, asap. 1/2/18

Raptor Classes begin in February

If you are fascinated by the eagles, hawks, falcons, harriers, and other raptors who watch your daily return to the island,  you can learn a lot more about them from local expert Bud Anderson and the Falcon Research Group.

Classes begin at Padilla Bay Breazeale Interpretive Center on Tuesday February 2. The class is a 5-class course on Tuesdays, ending March 6.  The course includes presentations, field trips, Q & A, and much other useful information.  Cost: $175.  11/30/17

E-Groups on Samish Island - you can join in....

There are currently 355 members of the Samish Info group, and 238 members of the Samish Neighbors Group. If you would like to join any of the e-groups on the island, visit the Samish Island E-Groups page for a description of the group, and how they differ from each other, plus how to join. There is also a new e-group that is more "facebook-like" (includes advertising), called Samish Next Door. Contact Julie Judy if you would like an invitation to this group.

There are also several e-groups on the island for dues-paying members (garden club, community garden).

It is a good way to be in touch with your neighbors and friends on the island. 8/8/16

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.

Hall Rentals

Have a gathering planned that's too large for the size of your home? Consider using the community center for your event. Islanders' or members' rate: $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 for and additional fee. More info.. 1/7/14.