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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

1,800

islanders explored, restored, and learned at Friends events in 2017.

15,000

square feet of forage fish spawning beach restored in 2017.

400

people attended ``Salish Sea Stands Against Kinder Morgan`` rallies in this islands in 2017.

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Important time to contact your WA state legislators and support the Southern Resident orca. It's amazing how few people pick up the phone and call or email - a good snow day (snow week) activity!Please join us in urging your state legislators to support House Bill 1580 | Senate Bill 5577, which will turn down the dial on vessel noise and disturbance impacts for the Southern Resident orcas. Click here for more details: https://sanjuans.org/2019/02/15/hb-1580-sb-5577-action-alert/

Thank you for your voice and support! #protectwhatyoulove
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Please join us in urging your state legislators to support House Bill 1580 | Senate Bill 5577, which will turn down the dial on vessel noise and disturbance impacts for the Southern Resident orcas. Click here for more details: https://sanjuans.org/2019/02/15/hb-1580-sb-5577-action-alert/

Thank you for your voice and support! #protectwhatyoulove
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Volunteers needed for invasive green crab surveys.The greatest need for new participants is on San Juan with a few spots on Lopez (the sites on Shaw and Orcas are all set). See below for information about upcoming trainings. ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Michael! Michael Riordan serves on our board of directors. What does he love most about our Salish Sea? "What I love best about the Salish Sea is getting out on its waters in my kayaks, viewing the fabulous views and communing with all the abundant wildlife." Here is a throwback pic of Michael doing what he loves. #FacesofFriends #MeetourBoard #40years
To learn more about Michael visit https://sanjuans.org/board-2/
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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

Photos by: Mark Gardner (SRKW Action Center), Mark Gardner (Thriving on the Land)

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