The latest alerts / notices will be posted below.
Burn Ban Lifted
While the burn ban in all of Skagit County has been lifted, Guemes Island has still only received ~3 inches of rain in the past 90 days. Many fuels in the forest understory, and the duff layers are still extremely dry. We ask that everyone still maintain vigilance and ensure you follow all requirements for any campfires or burn piles, including always monitoring them by someone 16 years or older, and having a charged hose or other water source available for extinguishing the fire. Any land clearing fires that meet the Fire Marshals definition here will still require a Burn Permit!
COVID-19 cases in Skagit County are at their highest levels since the pandemic began. All three regional hospitals in Skagit County are operating at capacity, and there is now a full mandate for masks to be worn indoors in public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Please take every measure to help stop the spread and follow the guidance and precautions available at the Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 briefing page.
Commissioners' Meetings occur the second Monday of every month at 7pm and are currently being conducted virtually. Contact Eric Kankaala if you would like to attend.