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Department of Natural Resources Aquatics Region 

The on-the-ground stewardship and day-to-day work with marinas and other aquatic lessees is led by our three Aquatic Districts across the state. Washington’s 2.6 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands includes the marine waters of Puget Sound, the coast and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and the navigable rivers and lakes across the state. We carry out the hands-on management of these lands for all the people of Washington, and protect and enhance this legacy of aquatic natural resources for this and future generations.

We write leases for marinas, docks, businesses and shellfish beds; we contract for cleanup of toxic materials, fight noxious weeds that can destroy valuable aquatic ecosystems, and we restore habitat that has been destroyed. We strive to find the balance that supports public use and access, water-dependent uses, the use of renewable resources, and environmental protection.

We value our work with so many public and private partners and volunteers that help us accomplish projects needed on state aquatic lands throughout Washington.   

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Districts:

Orca Straits District
Aquatic Region
919 N Township Street
Sedro-Wooley, WA 98284-9384
360-856-3500
Shoreline District
Aquatic Region
950 Farman Avenue N
Enumclaw, WA 98022-9282
360-825-1631
Rivers District
Aquatic Region
601 Bond Road; PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
360-577-2025
Map showing DNR's Aquatic Region Districts and their headquarters

Federal Civil Rights
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, DNR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. However, should a person wish to file a discrimination complaint, please write to:

USDA, Director
Office of Civil Rights
Room 326-W, Whitten Building
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington D.C. 20250-9410
or call 202.720.5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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aqr_region_district_map_20110615.pdf  Aquatic Resources Districts  (769KB  PDF)