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.

Healthy

Seas

Natural

Shorelines

Thriving on

the Land

Our Impact

920

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

280

hours volunteered for beach & stream restoration in 2015.

130

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

The Latest

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Over decades, angular rock has migrated from armored roadways and is now covering large portions of a documented San Juan County forage fish spawning beach along Shaw Island's Blind Bay. Friends of the San Juans is removing this unnecessary intertidal rock to improve spawning success for forage fish, which will increase salmon prey. ... See MoreSee Less

Over decades, angular rock has migrated from armored roadways and is now covering large portions of a documented San Juan County forage fish spawning beach along Shaw Island's Blind Bay. Friends of th...

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"States, cities and the international community will continue to unite together against climate change no matter what the U.S. president decides to do," WA State Governor Jay Inslee.

Thank you to all the leaders who are moving forward with climate solutions.
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We love our community! Thank you to everyone who made our 2017 Annual Meeting on Lopez Island a success! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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