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Community-driven impact, 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 respectfully honors that this beautiful place we strive to protect and restore in comprised of the ancestral lands, waters, and tangible and intangible resources of the Lummi, Saanich, S’klallam, and other Coast Salish peoples. We honor the salmon, the orca, and all of the plants and creatures that make the islands and the Salish Sea unique and significant. We have much to learn from the Tribes who have cared for and stewarded the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea since time immemorial—and continue to do so. We honor the inherent treaty rights passed down from generation to generation. Our community shares the responsibility of upholding Treaty rights entered into by the leaders of sovereign nations, including the United States.

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

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