Environmental Protection

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

VISION: Preserving our culture by connecting our Tribal Citizens to their natural resources.

MISSION: To protect and restore the natural environment, and the health and welfare of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community for present and future generations.


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The Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff, other departmental collaborators, and members of our oversight Environmental & Lands Committee. Our environmental protection functions include:


DEP Staff & Titles: Environmental & Lands Committee:
  • Mitchell, Todd: Environmental Director
  • Anderson, Kevin, Environmental Management Specialist
  • Andrews, Scott: Environmental Compliance Manager / Assistant Director
  • Brown, Eric, Water Resources Technician Intern
  • Buckham, Shannon: Water Resources Specialist
  • Casper, Nicole, Water Resources Analyst
  • Ikebe, Lynette: Air Quality Technician
  • Kasayuli, Brendon, Water Quality Technician Intern
  • Logan, Lindsay Thomason: Environmental Technician
  • vacant:  Air Quality Analyst
  • Quintasket, Joe: Noxious Weeds Technician
  • Thompson, Jason: Water Quality Technician II
  • Karen Mitchell, Hydrogeologist- Land Mgmt Dept
  • Therese Norton, Grants Administrator- Grants Dept
  • vacant: Conservation Technician Intern
  • Chester Cayou, Chair
  • Kevin Paul, Vice-Chair
  • Leon John
  • Joe Williams
  • Charlie Edwards
  • Elissa Kalla, Advisor
  • Todd  Mitchell, Advisor
  • Larry Wasserman, Advisor
  • Brian Cladoosby, Ex-Officio
  • Emily Haley, Attorney
  • Lindsay Logan, Recording Secretary
  • Therese Norton, Technical Advisor



Environmental Protection


Phone (360) 466.7280
Fax (360) 466.1615


11430 Moorage Way
LaConner, WA 98257


Mon-Wed | 8-6 PM
Thurs | 8-5:30 PM