Grants Database

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Healthy Skagit Waterways: Skagit River Clean-Ups, Community Science, & Curbing Refinery Expansions
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2022
Water Resources/Watershed Protection ; Environmental Health & Justice ; Habitat/Wilderness/Preservation ; Climate Change & Energy
North Sound/Salish Sea
San Juan County ; Skagit County ; Whatcom County
Project Description:

RE Sources is implementing three main strategies to protect Skagit County’s waterways from these ongoing threats: (1) Halting the expansion of fossil fuel transport infrastructure at the two Skagit refineries at March’s Point—HollyFrontier and Marathon through the enactment of game-changing ordinances; (2) Protecting and restoring ecosystem health and biodiversity by monitoring species health and strengthening environmental protections in and for the Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve; and (3) Reducing plastic and other toxic contaminants from the Skagit River (from Marblemount to the mouth of the river) by organizing and conducting on-the-water pollution clean-ups.

Our goals are to curtail dangerous threats to human well-being and safety in Skagit County and to safeguard the health of the Skagit River watershed, the area’s marine and fresh waters and shorelines, salmon populations, and vast eelgrass meadows.