General SPD Information
Shellfish Protection District Name
Oakland Bay Clean Water District
Websites and Links
Within watershed, but does not include entirety of the watershed (refer to map in the Oakland Bay Action Plan).
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Debbie Riley
Agency: Mason County and Oakland Bay Clean Water District Advisory Committee (CWDAC)
Phone: 360-427-9670 EXT 358
Year Created and Reason
2006 - 55 acres of shellfish beds were downgraded from Conditionally Approved to Restricted.
Members and Stakeholders
Mason County Health recruited interested participants and 23 partners are appointed by County Commissioners, including businesses, tribes, industry representatives, governmental organizations, and citizens.
One representative of each of the following:
All Oakland Bay Clean Water Work Group meetings are open to the public and many non-appointed partners have attended throughout the years.
The current EPA National Estuary Program (NEP) Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) grant runs through December 31, 2014. No funding has been secured for this work beyond that date.
The current EPA NEP PIC grant runs through December 31, 2014. No funding has been secured for this work beyond that date.
Taxes and Fees
From 2008 to 2013, Mason County was able to access some sales tax money (0.09 percent sales tax) through RCW 82.14.370 that was designated for rural counties. Mason County used some of these funds to support the efforts of the CWDAC. $200,000 was avaible to the district each year to administer the CWD and implement water quality projects within the CWD. Those funds are no longer available.
Loans (including Craft3)
Mason County is one of the original counties to participate in the Craft 3 loan program. This resource has been invaluable to Mason County citizens offering very attractive options for OSS repair or replacement.