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.

The Latest

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Salish Sea Stands! We estimate 400 people attended the Kinder Morgan rallies today in San Juan County. Thank you to everyone who organized and participated! This is just the beginning. Stay tuned for more pictures, videos and action items! #salishseastands ... See MoreSee Less

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See you today islanders!

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.
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Stand for the Salish Sea Rallies

January 16, 2017, 11:00am - January 16, 2017, 6:00pm

STAND FOR THE SALISH SEA January 16 on San Juan, Lopez, Orcas and Shaw Islands, and the interisland ferry Islanders are invited to take part in a countywide "Salish Sea Stands" day of action on ...

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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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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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