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.

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The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will travel again across the western United States and Canada in the coming weeks with a totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, pipelines, and other facilities and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities. Dana Lyons will also be traveling with them and singing “The Great Salish Sea” and “Salmon Come Home." Join in a stop near you! ... See MoreSee Less

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"Canoe Families, Kayaktivists, Bike Activists and ALL people who love the Salish Sea and believe that NOW is the time to end fossil fuel production and transport in OUR Salish Sea are invited to join in at March Point on October 7 to rally..to sing..to pray..to educate yourself about the human and environmental devastation fossil fuel brings to our land and water." ... See MoreSee Less

Oil Free Salish Sea - March Point Rally

October 7, 2017, 11:00am - October 7, 2017, 5:30pm

Canoe Families, Kayaktivists, Bike Activists and ALL people who love the Salish Sea and believe that NOW is the time to end fossil fuel production and transport in OUR Salish Sea are invited to join u...

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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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