Friends advocates for protections in the Salish

Sea from threats posed by international shipping.

Photo by Chris Teren


Friends protects and restores our shorelines for today

so they are resilient, adaptable, and vibrant in the future.


Friends supports strong local

Photo by Mark Gardner

policies to protect upland habitats.


Friends helps strengthen connections

between ancestral lands and traditions.

Photo by Mark Gardner

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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“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

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

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