Protecting the saltwater islands of Skagit County now and forever
Evergreen Islands is a non-profit, membership organization, incorporated in Washington State. We’re a 501(c)(3) organization; thus, donations are tax-deductible. Citizen input and participation in local land use planning and development can have a real impact, which has been amply proven by the active group of citizens who work together to help protect the fragile environment of Skagit County’s saltwater islands.
In 1969, a group of Fidalgo Island residents organized to successfully oppose construction of a nuclear power plant on Kiket Island. Once owned by Seattle City Light, Kiket Island is now co‑owned by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.
In 1977, the group officially incorporated as “Evergreen Islands.” In 1993, Evergreen Islands became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
Evergreen Islands’ focus since then has been “monitoring and supporting the responsible enforcement of local, state, and national laws that protect the environment, specifically the environmental protections contained in municipal comprehensive plans and policies, municipal and county shoreline programs, the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA), the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA), Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).”