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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Water Management a Top County Priority

Doe Bay Creek culvert by Byron Rot

From drought conditions this summer to record rainfall and flooding last month, water management is certainly a critical issue. San Juan County’s Clean Water Utility, managed by the Department of Environmental Stewardship, serves citizens by add...

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Environmental Stewardship
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Prepare Your Property for the Next Big Rain Event

Flooding at Odlin Park on 11.15.21 - photo by Krista Davis

The massive rain event last week caused a wide range of impacts in the county and caught many islanders off-guard. The severe weather was caused by an atmospheric river: a long, narrow band of water vapor that often is released as rain or snow when it mak...

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Environmental Stewardship
Posted on: December 28, 2021

New WA State Law Will Reduce the Use of Single-use Utensils, Condiments, and Straws Beginning Jan. 1

Plastic utensils_Photo credit WA Department of Ecology

Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, Washington restaurants will no longer automatically include single-use food service items like utensils, condiments, and straws with food orders. A new state law restricts the use of these items and prohibits packaged bundles of si...

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