Mud to Dust….Make sure to drive slowly!
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Reminder to New Owners …and old ones too
Outdoor burning, as it applies to Hat Island, is categorized into 3 types: Recreational fires, Residential yard-debris burning and land clearing fires.
Recreational Fire means cooking fires or campfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property. A permit is not required for “recreational fires” with a total fuel area no greater than 2 feet in diameter and/or 2 feet in height. These fires must be within an approved fire pit with a rock/brick/metal border. At NO time are any beach fires permitted on Hat Island. They will be put out when discovered/reported and will be treated as an illegal burn.
Residential yard-debris burning fires are limited to vegetative material grown on the property, such as leaves, branches and twigs. A permit from the fire department is required and subject to size restrictions noted on the permit. Proof of adequate fire control measures such as a charged water line (hose with water on) and full-time attendance of the fire by a responsible adult must be maintained.
All recreational or Yard Debris fires must be out (cold to the touch) by sunset.
Land clearing or stump burning fires are under strict control and must be permitted by the local fire department. A permit and inspection of the proposed burn area will be conducted as part of the process. Proof of adequate water supply and heavy equipment sufficient to maintain control of the fire must be present at all times with operating personnel. These fires must not be fueled after sundown or if winds become an issue for embers and firebrands. Control must be maintained at all times.
All fires that do not meet regulations can be subject to heavy fines and financial responsibility should property damage or fire-fighting efforts be required as a result of willful or negligent actions of the permittee.
Permits may be obtained by e-mailing Mike Worthy at email@example.com or calling 206-972-5019 and in the Hat Island Office during business hours.
If you have a concern about something on the ferry, please contact ferry staff. They can address it with the offending party. If you feel your concern isn’t being handled by the crew in a timely, and effective manner, please ask to speak to the captain. Please do not confront fellow passengers.
Talk to Each Other
How do you be a good neighbor? Communicate with each other, lend a hand! There are a lot of new owners on the island and they cannot expect to know all of the little idiosyncrasies and island rules that make our little island such a special place to be. If you see someone that seems confused or is doing something that would be frowned upon, reach out and lend them a hand and offer advice. Neighbors helping neighbors is how this island works and those of us that have been here for a long period of time need to reach out and lend that helping hand.
Hat Island Online Exhibit and Timeline
Make sure to check out the work of our Summer Intern, Laynie Moran: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Icou_b_u1USeb3TFeVKnY4EYaAzmo-iZ/view?usp=sharing
Hat Island, WE CAN DO THIS!
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