We bring people and nature together to protect the San Juans Islands and the Salish Sea through education, science, policy and law.

Keeping our seas healthy takes vigilance and proactive action.

Protect this place.

Safeguarding our farm and forestlands takes advocacy and community action.

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Our islands support an intricate ecological connection between land and sea.

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The Salish Sea is like nowhere else on earth.

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Community-driven action, by the numbers


Number of years Friends has supported wild and thriving lands, shorelines & seas in the San Juan Islands.


youth experienced
life under the water through
our Immersive Salish Sea Education Program.


shoreline homeowners
empowered and educated
to manage their property,
the natural way!


people signed our petition
in support of improved
oil transfer safety rules in the Salish Sea.


volunteer hours searching
for forage fish eggs
on 95 beaches.

Friends of the San Juans does not engage in political endorsements. As a nonpartisan organization, we cannot speak to individual candidates’ qualifications.

San Juan County is at the center of existing and proposed fossil fuel export projects. We have much to lose and nothing to gain. Our community needs to stay informed, get involved, and be part of the public process of understanding the approaching changes which will affect us all.

San Olson

member, Lopez Island