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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What a Green-NDP government means for Kinder Morgan.

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Ask and ye shall receive - our patience was rewarded this evening when all of J-Pod returned for a beautiful sunset encounter. It was pretty special to see them traveling all together in one tight gro...

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Yes! Thank you to everyone who is showing up to resist the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion! ... See MoreSee Less

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Come together for a family-friendly outdoor picnic and community event to protect our Southern Resident orca whales and the Salish Sea! Join a group to walk, bike or paddle to Boulevard Park for kite building and other activities, refreshments, live music and a short program of incredible speakers. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Two if By Land, One if by Sea

June 25, 2017, 12:00pm - June 25, 2017, 5:00pm

June is Orca Month in the Pacific Northwest. For the whole month, we celebrate one of our region’s most iconic wildlife species — and work to make sure that they will still be here in the future....

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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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