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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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So cool!

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It's the first day of spring, and nothing marks this time of year like the resurgence of life that herring bring to our coastal ecosystems. While the turquoise water continues to spread throughout the Salish Sea, our #BIGLittleFish seems to have arrived early on the central and north coasts. Today, reports of herring spawn are coming in from territories up the central and north coasts. Spring has sprung - and the herring seem to have as well. In our world of changing marine environments, events like this are becoming less predictable, but no less spectacular.

Here are a few quick scenes from last week's spawn on the Strait of Georgia.


Footage by Ian McAllister and Tavish Campbell Coastal Photography

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The live stream of today’s “Protect What You Love” Southern Resident orca presentation and community discussion is starting at 12 pm! Click below to watch.Join us for Presentations and discussions about what we can all do to protect and recover our Southern Resident Orcas! Speakers include Lovel Pratt, Marine P... ... See MoreSee Less

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Support forage fish, salmon and orca! Let your legislators know that salmon habitat funding (including the alphabet soup of PSAR, ESRP and SRFB programs) need FULL FUNDING in the Washington State capital budget. The time to act to restore salmon for the southern residents was 50 years ago- so lets get to work with some serious catching up today. These projects are vetted, 'shovel ready' and have co-benefits for people like improved recreational access and sea level rise resiliency. It's money time in Olympia- contact your reps this week to support full funding for restoration and protection projects across Puget Sound, including Sucia Island in our own backyard. ... 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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