A PUGET SOUND INITIATIVE location – Reaching the goal of a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound now and forever

Fidalgo Bay Sediments Investigation

Fidalgo Bay is one of seven priority bays Ecology is working on throughout Puget Sound as part of the Puget Sound Initiative. Part of this work includes conducting bay wide sediment characterizations to inform cleanup and restoration decisions, identify potential areas of sediment contamination, and confirm the priority areas for cleanup in the Bay.

Past sediment sampling has shown that levels of several toxic chemicals exceed state cleanup standards.  Ecology is using special funding from the Puget Sound Initiative to investigate sediment pollution and develop a strategy for cleaning up areas in the bay. 

Where can I review the results of this investigation?

The report is now available. Please visit the information repository locations listed at the right for a copy of the report.


Additional Resources


Puget Sound Initiative Orca


Fidalgo Bay,  Skagit County

map showing site location as Clallam County, WA

Sandra Caldwell 360-407-7209

Repository Locations:

Anacortes Public Library
1220 10th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
Hours: Mon-Thurs
11am-8 pm, Fri.
11am-5pm, Sat-Sun noon-5pm

Washington State Department of Ecology
Toxics Cleanup Program
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, WA 98504-7600

Please call Gina Casteel at 360/ 407-7394  or e-mail Gina.Casteel@ecy.wa.gov  for a copy.