Our Work

The San Juan Islands: Precious. Finite. Worth protecting.

Friends of the San Juans protects and restores the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea for people and nature— since 1979. We champion clean water, forests, food, and healthy communities by using science, education, and advocacy. Our innovative programs help the region’s environment and economy thrive.





Thriving on

the Land

Our Impact


islanders explored, restored, and learned at Friends events in 2016.


hours volunteered for beach & stream restoration in 2015.


tons of toxic, creosote-treated material removed from local waters in 2015.

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Support the legal fund for the Canadian First Nations who are working to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion!

Join Canadian First Nations, Friends of the San Juans, Evergreen Islands and internationally recognized musician Luke Wallace to “Pull Together” to resist the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion at a benefit concert in the San Juans or Anacortes next week.

These concerts will be a night of fantastic music and education as we pull together to protect our waters! All donations received will go directly to the legal fund for First Nations who are working to stop the construction of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline.

All events start at 7 p.m.:

Mar. 30, San Juan Island, Brickworks, https://www.facebook.com/events/765131326982794/
Mar. 31, Orcas, Westsound Community Center, https://www.facebook.com/events/1233381926781100/
Apr. 1, Lopez, Woodmen Hall, https://www.facebook.com/events/1361330360617569/
Apr. 2, Anacortes Seafarers Memorial Park Bldg, https://www.facebook.com/events/429098664106583/
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“I want the beach to be able to be here for my grandchildren… for my nieces, nephews, and godchildren. That’s when we made the decision to contact Friends of the San Juans.”

Mariluz Villa, participating shoreline restoration project property owner

Upcoming Events

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Want to keep the islands a great place to live and play? We do too. Here’s how you can help…

Photos by: Mark Gardner (Healthy Seas), Mark Gardner (Thriving on the Land)

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