Friends of the San Juans

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Watch: Stuart Island Youth Exploration

August 22, 2017

We had a great time on Stuart Island with local youth in July – check out the video: We’re always looking for young people to get involved with us! In fact, this video was created by our summer social media intern who is a 12th grader at Spring Street. Get in touch if you’d like ... read more

Action Alert: A Simple Way To Fight the Oil Industry!

August 22, 2017

We need your help to take a stand against the oil industry. Stand Up To Oil , a coalition of regional environmental groups (including Friends of the San Juans), has been selected to receive up to $100,000 from CREDO Donations — but the amount of funding they receive depends on you. Each month, our friends at CREDO donate ... read more
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Check out our 2017 newsletter!

August 16, 2017

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Comment by August 9: Anchorages in Our Preserves Need Environmental Review

August 2, 2017

The USCG has received 70 comments on their anchorages rulemaking so far. Thank you to everyone who has made a comment! If you haven’t please do so ASAP and help us get to 100 comments before 8:59 p.m. tonight (8/9/2017)! The San Juan County Council just sent in a comment letter! Click here to read it.  ... read more

Join & Help for Canoe Journey Stop-overs – Lopez July 24 & San Juan July 25

July 13, 2017

Each summer inter-tribal canoes depart from their homeland to a common destination within Coast Salish territory. Canoes will pass through the San Juan Islands on their way to the final destination in the Campbell River with the We Wai Kai Nation & Wei Wai Kum Nation. Canoe families, relatives, friends and spectators are invited to ... read more

SJC Comprehensive Plan Commenting Opportunity!

June 14, 2017

The Planning Commission and County Council are holding a hearing this Friday and need to hear comments on projected residential (AND VISITOR) population growth in the county for the next 20 years. This is the official start of public input on the update to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan. Where: Friday, June 16, in Friday Harbor County ... read more

Orca Sing 2017 – June 24 at Lime Kiln Point State Park!

June 14, 2017

Gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas.  This year’s event is the 18th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 24, beginning at 7 p.m. This year, Fred West and Seattle’s City Cantabile Choir will perform. Washington State Parks and Orca Awareness Month ... read more

Join us! Special Stuart Island Boat Adventure for 9-12 Graders – July 19

June 14, 2017

Calling students who want to explore the San Juans this summer! Special Boat Adventure for 9-12 Graders: Exploring Stuart Island July 19, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Leaving from Friday Harbor Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join Friends of the San Juans on this free, fun and informative boat trip (students entering ... read more

Thank you for Giving BIG to Friends of the San Juans!

May 2, 2017

From all of us at Friends of the San Juans, thank you for making a donation through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIGevent on May 10! Every dollar makes a huge difference to the work we do protecting and restoring the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea for people and nature. Thank you for helping to make ... read more

Commenting Open House – Xylene & Anchorages – 5/4!

May 1, 2017

Xylene in our Salish Sea? Ships parked in our island preserves? We resist! Come to the Commenting Open House to hear about two new project proposals harmful to islanders and orcas and learn how to say, “NO!” to these threats. Thursday, May 4th 2017, San Juan Island Grange Hall, 152 First Street, Friday Harbor, Drop in anytime from ... read more

Friends of the San Juans was vital for the San Juan Islands’ protection in 1979 and it is still vital today.

Mike and Susan Krieger

members, Orcas Island