Natural Resources Division

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Natural Resources Division

Manager: Jenn E. Johnson

The Natural Resources Division of Skagit County Public Works is comprised of two Sections: Surface Water and Water Resources. A highly trained staff manages a number of programs to provide clean water, effective drainage, flood damage reduction and restoration. Partnering with dike and drainage districts, tribes, state and federal agencies, Skagit Conservation District and local non-profit agencies, Skagit County effectively leverages local funding sources and resources for maximum efficiency and results.

The Natural Resources Division works closely with:

Program Information

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Clean Water Program
Clean Samish Initiative
Water Quality Monitoring
Shellfish Safety
Pollution Identification Correction Program (PIC)
Salmon Habitat Monitoring and Restoration
Lake Management District Program
Skagit Marine Resources Committee (MRC)
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
Instream Flow and Goundwater Management Program

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Completed Drainage Utility Projects Map
Stormwater Program

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drop Voluntary Stewardship Program

In the spotlight:

Beavers in Skagit County
Beavers are keystone species, meaning that they have an extremely large impact on their ecosystem. They are “ecosystem engineers” that significantly alter their environment and create hotspots of biodiversity.

Long RangePlan
This long-range plan is intended to communicate the foundational direction and purpose of the Natural
Resources Division

Water Report Released
Skagit County Public Works announces the release of its latest water quality monitoring report, the Skagit County Monitoring Program Annual Report. 

dropNatural Resources Plans, Studies and Reports




  • Long Range Plan
    This long-range plan is intended to communicate the foundational direction and purpose of the
    Natural Resources Division

  • Padilla Bay Newsletter
    Extra, extra, read all about it! Check out our NEW Spring/Summer 2016 Padilla Bay Newsletter. It includes a water quality update and an invite to Dine and Discover Bay View for a fun-filled evening of water quality education and delicious local food!

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    "Crush" the Sewage-Sniffing Dog
    Skagit County contracted with Environmental Canine Services for the use of Crush, a sewage sniffing dog, to look for human sources of fecal coliform bacteria in the Samish Basin and Bayview.

  • NRSP
    The Skagit County Natural Resource Stewardship Program is designed to improve water quality in Skagit County streams by furthering community awareness and inspiring landowners to participate in protecting and enhancing water quality.

  • Flood Awareness
    Surface Water Management and the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management have compiled information, links, and images to help keep you prepared and informed in case of a flood emergency

  • Fecal Map
    Clean Samish Initiative storm sampling results on one map, regardless of what agency took the sample. Note that you'll need to click the Skagit County tab at the top. You can find ALL of Skagit County's recent water quality monitoring results here.



Division Manager:
Division Manager: Jennifer E. Johnson
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Natural Resources
Division Contacts

Physical and Mailing Address:
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Clean Water Facebook Page

Did you know Skagit County Clean Water has a Facebook page? Follow us to watch our progress and receive updates about water quality news and events!