Healthy Seas

Limiting Fossil Fuel Exports

To improve nearshore habitat conditions for forage fish, eelgrass, shellfish and juvenile salmon, FRIENDS works with interested private and public landowners to restore shoreline properties that are being impacted by unnecessary shoreline modifications.

Derelict Structure Removal

Many unnecessary, degraded or outdated modifications exist along local shorelines including legacy structures and creosote pilings. Debris removal can reduce known sources of toxic materials into water and sediments and recover shallow water and beach habitat for fish, shellfish and people.

Reconnecting Coastal Wetlands

Coastal wetlands are an uncommon and important habitat type in the San Juans. Removal of barriers to restore connectivity between the uplands and the sea can improve water quality, fish passage, the transfer of nutrients and sediments and may also reduce the risk of flooding. Restoration actions include the removal of fill, tide gates or culverts or the installation of large open bottom culverts or short span bridges.

Healthy Beaches for Fish and People Project Reports This that other thing.

Fish and People Project Chock full of nuts.

Beaches for Fish People Mermaids AND mermen!

The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”

Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

Reconnecting Coastal Wetlands

Coastal wetlands are an uncommon and important habitat type in the San Juans. Removal of barriers to restore connectivity between the uplands and the sea can improve water quality, fish passage, the transfer of nutrients and sediments and may also reduce the risk of flooding. Restoration actions include the removal of fill, tide gates or culverts or the installation of large open bottom culverts or short span bridges.

Healthy Beaches for Fish and People Project Reports This that other thing.

Fish and People Project Chock full of nuts.

Beaches for Fish People Mermaids AND mermen!

FRIENDS restores habitat, protects water, forests and endangered species, while building thriving communities in the San Juan Islands through education, science, advocacy, and citizen engagement.

It's up to you...

“I cleaned up my beach with this 1 easy trick, and you’ll never believe how…”

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