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You can make a difference in the islands today.

Fall 2017 Action Items!


1. Attend a Community Vision Event on your island:

San Juan County is updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Share your vision of a more sustainable and resilient community. Attend one of the following Pop-up studios and workshops:

San Juan, Monday, October 2 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Pop-Up Studio: Market Place
515 Market Street, Friday Harbor


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

Community Workshop: Brickworks
150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor


Orcas, Tuesday, October 3 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Pop-Up Studio: Island Market
469 Market Street, Eastsound


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

Community Workshop: Orcas High School
715 School Road, Eastsound


Lopez, Wednesday, October 4 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Pop-Up Studio: Lopez Village Market
162 Weeks Road, Lopez Village


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

Community Workshop: Lopez Center for Community and the Arts
2014 Village Road, Lopez Village

To find out more about this upcoming project please contact Adam Zack at (360) 370-7580 or Additional information about these three events can be found on the Department of Community Development website at

You can also sign up to receive County notices at:

2. Ask your Washington State representative to ban Atlantic salmon net pens:

Call your representative today! Senator Kevin Ranker: 360-786-7678, Rep Krystine Lytton: 360-786-7800, Rep Jeff Morris: 360-786-7970

Up to 305,000 Atlantic salmon escaped into the Salish Sea recently when a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island broke apart. We need to work together to prevent this sort of thing in the future and avoid the spread of diseases and parasites to our wild salmon.

Click here to read more about the accident from Indian Country Today.

Click here to learn more about net pen issues and other ways to take action from Our Sound, Our Salmon.

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