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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.





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


square feet of forage fish spawning beach restored in 2017.


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

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Check out these inspiring pictures from students at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor. They love the Southern Resident Killer Whales and want to see them protected. They created these pictures as a comment to Canada's National Energy Board in regard to concerns about how the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project will impact the whales.

For more information on how to send your own comment, click here: https://sanjuans.org/2018/11/15/neb-commenting/
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Trans Mountain Pipeline Action Alert!

Since 2014, we have been sending letters to Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) to protect our shorelines and the Southern Resident Killer Whales from the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. The increased risk of diluted bitumen Alberta Tar Sands crude oil spills in our waters and the Southern Residents’ critical habitat is not justified by this project’s profit margin.

Please ask the NEB to address the full costs of this project’s risks and impacts by Nov. 20! Click here for details: https://sanjuans.org/2018/11/15/neb-commenting/
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Your comment is needed by November 15 to ensure oil spill prevention and response readiness in the Salish Sea!

Washington State requires refineries to have a state-approved oil spill response plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills. Ecology is asking for public comments on the contingency plan for the Anacortes refinery that used to be called Tesoro, was then re-branded as Andeavor, and has now been bought by Marathon Oil.

Marathon Oil's plan for responding to oil spills, fires, explosions, and unsafe air quality at their Anacortes refinery is not good enough to protect our communities, our waterways and wildlife, and all of us who live and work in this region. Click here to learn more about this project and how to comment: https://sanjuans.org/2018/11/08/marathon-commenting/
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Orcas need salmon, salmon need forage fish, and forage fish need natural beaches. If any part of the equation doesn't work, the whole chain falls apart. Help us spread this important message by wearing it around your community! We're taking orders for Friends apparel through November 15th. They'll make great holiday gifts! Click here for details: http://sanjuans.org/2018/11/01/2018apparel/ ... See MoreSee Less

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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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