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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Southern resident killer whale to PM Trudeau: “You say you love the West Coast but you approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline. We’re on the brink of disappearing. There are only 80 members of my fami...

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Community Conversation on Shaw

December 14, 2016, 4:00pm - December 14, 2016, 7:00pm

Concerned by the national election results and now the Canadian government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline expansion? We are too. It is clear that our work at Friends is more...

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Community Conversation on Orcas

December 14, 2016, 12:30am - December 14, 2016, 4:00pm

Concerned by the national election results and now the Canadian government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline expansion? We are too. It is clear that our work at Friends is more...

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Community Conversation on San Juan

December 12, 2016, 10:30am - December 12, 2016, 2:00pm

Concerned by the national election results and now the Canadian government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline expansion? We are too. It is clear that our work at Friends is more...

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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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