Thomas Creek – Puget Sound RCPP Watershed Project Area

Thomas Creek Watershed Project Area – Click to view larger image

Thomas Creek Watershed is one of several project areas where Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding is available to implement the Puget Sound Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Project goal
  • Reduce fecal coliform pollution impacting shellfish harvest areas in Samish Bay
Key activities

Working with livestock landowners to:

  • Implement best management practices for manure management,
  • Preserve farmland through conservation easements, and
  • Restore stream-side areas.
About the watershed
  • Made up of several small creeks, encompassing an area of approximately 6,375 acres
  • Major tributary of the Samish River
  • Focus area for the Clean Samish Initiative (local stakeholders working to address water quality in the Samish River Watershed)
Project lead / contact
Key partners
  • Skagit County
  • Samish Tribe
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland