Ferry Haul-Out September 28 - October 25
Passenger-only ferry service will be provided...aboard the Strait Arrow...in operation between the regular ferry landings... through Sunday, October 25...in accordance with the regular sailing schedule...Skagit Transit will provide call-in shuttle service on Guemes Island...Waste Management ...will continue to provide...garbage and recycling services on the regular service schedule...[Read more]
What's Up With The Shaw Island Townsend's Vole?
Shaw Island voles occur at Peach Preserve on Guemes Island. Ruth Milner is conducting a small mammal genetics study in the San Juan Archipelago. Working with The San Juan Preservation Trust, she had some snap traps set out at Peach Preserve and, apparently, someone picked them up. They are quite expensive to replace, so please return them if you have them. [Read more]
Ferry Tales: Another Fine Mess...
"Skagit County Commissioner Ron Wesen and Public Works will be on Guemes to help facilitate these refunds. I am not sure if this is an efficient use of time for elected officials or the overworked Public Works Department. Aren't there some roads or bridges that need their attention?..." [Read more]
Ferry Fares Increase October 1
UPDATED 9.10.15: "On September 8, 2015, the Board of Commissioners approved a fare increase for the Skagit County Ferry System. The new rates will go into effect October 1, 2015. As of Friday, September 18, 2015, punch cards, at the current rates, will no longer be available for purchase. Riders may continue using their unexpired punch cards through September 30, 2015...Beginning September 21, punch cards, at the new rates, will be available for purchase." [Read more]
Outdoor Burn Ban Lifted
The outdoor burn ban will be lifted for all of the unincorporated areas of Skagit County as of 8 am, Tuesday, September 22, 2015. [Read more]
Refunds On Unused Portions Of Punch Cards
Unused portions of Guemes Ferry punch cards to be submitted to Public Works between October 1 and October 30 for a refund. [Read more] Punch Card Refund Application Form
Skagit Land Trust: The Guemes Forever Campaign
"The Trust has an immediate opportunity to expand the Guemes Mountain Conservation Area and is working with landowners to preserve exceptional island places for all generations. Skagit Land Trust must raise $150,000 this fall and has confirmed $50,000 in challenge funds to match all contributions made by September 30, 2015..." [Read more]
LineTime has long wanted to celebrate and promote the artists and craftspersons of Guemes Island and we found a way that benefits them and island organizations. We will continue to add to the shop and add organizations to the donation list, so stop by often. [Made By Guemes]
Guemes Island Property Sales LAST SALE: 9.8.15