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Friends of the San Juans protects the land, water and sea for those of us here today and for future generations.
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Contributed by Michel Vekved, Director of Philanthropy As a nonprofit, you know we rely upon the generosity of members like you who care and are engaged in our work to protect what you love. Since 1979, we’ve been working together tirelessly to protect and restore the San Juan Islands’ ecology and ecosystems. Our mission will … read more

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previously unknown forage fish spawning beaches documented with assistance from 59 volunteers over the last 3 years – now these sites are afforded additional protections.

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hours of 360-degree video captured by Friends staff and edited to create an immersive underwater virtual reality education program for high school students.

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petition signers and 40 organizations joined Friends in opposing Roberts Bank Terminal 2 which would increase vessel traffic impacts and risks to environmental, cultural, and economic resources.

Friends of the San Juans respectfully honors the fact that this beautiful place we strive to protect and restore with our mission-centered work is comprised of the ancestral lands, waters, and natural resources of the Coast Salish peoples. These Tribes have cared for and stewarded the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea since time immemorial—and continue to do so—and we honor inherent, aboriginal, and treaty rights that have been passed down from generation to generation.

We believe that our property is more valuable if we and our neighbors protect the shoreline. Orcas need salmon. Salmon need forage fish. Salmon and forage fish need the protection of eelgrass and kelp. Eelgrass and kelp need clean water. Shoreline protections are good for ecosystems and for the long-term economy of these lovely islands.

Val and Leslie Veirs

members, San Juan Island