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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What a day we had on Monday in Olympia! We're so inspired by all the engaged citizens who joined us for Salish Sea Stands on Capitol Hill! Thank you to all involved and to our partners Washington Envi...

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What a day we had on Monday in Olympia! We're so inspired by all the engaged citizens who joined us for Salish Sea Stands on Capitol Hill! Thank you to all involved and to our partners Washington Environmental Council, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Backbone Campaign, Salish Sea Stands Against Kinder Morgan, Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education, and Sierra Club Washington State Chapter.

If you weren't there, please call your WA state Senators and Representatives today and ask them to support the Oil Transportation Safety Bills (HB 1611/SB 5462)!

Check out a story about the event here: http://orcasissues.com/salish-sea-citizens-stand-capitol-hill-olympia/

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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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