Sunnydell Dryke Shooting Range

Facility Site ID: 1283666 Cleanup Site ID: 3572

Site Description

Sunnydell Dryke Shooting Range is an active business located at 292 Dryke Road in Sequim.

In 2004, Clallam County Department of Health & Human Services sampled water and sediment from two ponds on the property after receiving a complaint about water coming onto a neighbor’s property. Samples had high levels of lead, which is a common contaminant at shooting ranges.

In 2009, Ecology and the owners entered into an agreed order (legal agreement) to investigate contamination and evaluate cleanup options. Sampling has found that the site is contaminated with:

You can read a full description of site contamination in the remedial investigation/feasibility study below. For more background information, click on "View Electronic Documents" in the bar to the right. 

Current Status

In March - May 2017, Ecology held a public comment period on the removal of the site from the state Hazardous Sites List, a statewide record of contaminated properties. This delisting will be final in 2017.

Since some contamination remains on site, the property owner is responsible for regular monitoring and allowing periodic reviews of site conditions every five years. An environmental covenant has been filed with Clallam County as well, restricting land use on the site to prevent accidental releases of contamination.

Cleanup and Management
Because this is an active shooting range, more lead shot will re-accumulate after any cleanup. The cleanup plan divided the site into management areas to reduce the spread and buildup of lead shot and targets, and to manage recontamination issues. In addition, over 20 cubic yards of contaminated sediment was removed from the lower pond. Click the link below to read the final report describing all management and cleanup activities that occurred at the Sunnydell Dryke site.

Next Steps

  1. The site will be removed from the state Hazardous Sites List.
  2. The owners recorded an environmental covenant on the property. It will alert future owners of the site’s use as a shooting range and of possible contamination.
  3. We will review the site status every five years to make sure that management actions are protecting human health and the environment. To receive notice of these reviews, contact Megan MacClellan at the contact information listed to the right.
  4. The owners will need to do more cleanup in the future if the site is no longer used as a shooting range.

Site use restrictions called institutional controls are in effect

Institutional controls can be fences, signs, or restrictions on how the property is used. For instance, an institutional control may prohibit installing drinking water wells or disturbing a protective cap that isolates contamination. These restrictions keep the contamination contained and keep people from being exposed to the contamination. The controls are usually listed in environmental covenants recorded with the county.

Periodic reviews are required when institutional controls are required at a site. Ecology conducts reviews to make sure the controls remain effective and the cleanup still protects human health and the environment. We conduct periodic reviews about every five years.

Environmental Covenant

County Recording #: 2013-1301898
County Recording Date: 11/10/2013


  • Restrictive Signage

Restricted Media

  • Soil
Legal 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Status Letter of AO 9510 & NFA_Sunnydell Dryke Shooting Range 6/13/2017 NFA Letter – non-VCP
Satisfaction letter 3/13/2017 NFA Letter – non-VCP
Sunnydell Dryke Shooting Range Restrictive Covenant 11/5/2013 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism
Sunnydell Dryke Agreed Order 6/27/2013 Agreed Order
Sunnydell Dryke Signed Agreed Order 6/16/2009 Agreed Order
Public Information 11
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Sunnydell Dryke Shooting Range Delisting Responsiveness Summary 5/15/2017 Responsiveness Summary
Sunnydell Dryke delisting fact sheet 3/15/2017 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Sunnydell Dryke Draft CAP Comment Period Responsiveness Summary 6/28/2013 Responsiveness Summary
Sunnydell Dryke Draft CAP Comment Period Fact Sheet 4/25/2013 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Sunnydell Dryke Public Participation Plan 2/21/2013 Public Participation Plan
Sunnydell Dryke Update Fact Sheet 11/15/2010 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Sunnydell Dryke 2009 Agreed Order Comment Period Responsiveness Summary 8/10/2009 Responsiveness Summary
Sunnydell Public Participation Plan 7/1/2009 Public Participation Plan
Sunnydell Dryke Agreed Order Comment Period Fact Sheet 6/25/2009 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Sunnydell Dryke Public Participation Plan 6/22/2009 Public Participation Plan
Sunnydell Dryke Shooting Range Responsiveness Summary 8/1/2008 Responsiveness Summary
State Environmental Policy Act 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Sunnydell Dryke SEPA Checklist and DNS 4/25/2013 SEPA Documents
Technical Reports 7
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Sunnydell Dryke Cleanup Repor 10-4-16 10/4/2016 Final Cleanup Action Report
Sunnydell Dryke Cleanup Action Plan 1/28/2013 Cleanup Action Plan
Sunnydell Dryke Final RI/FS Report 6/26/2012 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Sunnydell Dryke Site Characterization Report 8/18/2010 Remedial Investigation Report
Sunnydell Dryke Sampling and Analysis Plan 6/1/2009 Sampling and Analysis Plan
Sunnydell Dryke RI/FS Work Plan 6/1/2009 Remedial Investigation Work Plan
SUNNYDELL DRYKE SHOOTING RANGE Site Hazard Assessment 2/1/2006 Site Hazard Assessment Report
There may be more documents related to this site. To obtain documents not available electronically, you will need to make a public records request.

Places to see print documents

  • Southwest Regional Office
    300 Desmond Dr SE
    Lacey, 98503-1274
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 3

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants RA RA
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons RB RB
Metals - Lead B
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
Below Cleanup Levels
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.