Friends of the San Juans

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Orca Action Alert: The Governor’s task force needs to hear from you!

October 3, 2018

With only 74 left, scientists fear that the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population is reaching a tipping point towards extinction. The Governor’s SRKW Recovery Task Force and working groups for vessel noise, pollution, and food have made their recommendations. Now they want to hear from you by October 7. Click here to read the draft report.  ... read more

We’re hiring a Staff Attorney

September 26, 2018

Friends is looking for a Staff Attorney to join our team. The Staff Attorney will represent our legal advocacy and policy work and supervise our summer legal intern program. The Staff Attorney will assist Friends in implementing our mission to protect and restore the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea for people and nature. ... read more

We’re hiring a Marine Program Assistant

September 17, 2018

Position Summary: Friends of the San Juans is looking for a part time assistant to provide support to existing nearshore research, education, restoration, and protection projects. Primary tasks include: field work (mostly winter season sand lance beach surveys), landowner communications, boater/community outreach and education, volunteer coordination and assistance with restoration project planning, implementation and monitoring. ... read more

Attend the Lopez Village Master Plan Hearing – 9/21

September 6, 2018

September 21, 10:30 a.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts Attend the joint San Juan County Council and Planning Commission Public Hearing on the final draft of the Lopez Village Sub Area Plan. Please provide your support for the existing strong language on environmental protection and climate change considerations in the subarea plan as ... read more

Check out our “Living with the Shoreline” Guide

September 2, 2018

Click here to view our “Living with the Shoreline” guide. Waterfront properties in the San Juan Islands are part of a beautiful, complex, and increasingly fragile marine ecosystem that supports salmon, rockfish, seabirds, whales and human communities. Decisions made by owners of shoreline property can influence more than just their land. As one property owner ... read more

Good News! Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval Rejected!

August 31, 2018

The Federal Court of Appeals of Canada rejected the government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline on August 30!   The reasons for this decision:   1. The Canadian government failed to consider the impacts of marine vessel traffic on the Southern Resident Killer Whales and their environment, citing “the risk of significant, ... read more

Mourn for the SRKWs Aug. 26 – Then Take Action Aug. 28

August 23, 2018

It’s impossible to imagine the San Juan Islands without the amazing Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW). But that reality could be just years away if we don’t act swiftly – they’re among the most endangered animals on the planet. A lack of Chinook salmon is pushing the SRKWs towards extinction. So is pollution and underwater ... read more

SMP Hearing: Local action to help the Southern Residents – 9/21

August 15, 2018

Help recover Southern Resident Killer Whales by Protecting San Juan County Shorelines on Friday, September 21st on Lopez.  Protecting San Juan County’s marine shorelines is among the most important actions we can take to support the recovery of Chinook salmon and Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW). Join us on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. ... read more

Join us for our Annual Meeting & Salish Sea Day of Action – 9/15!

August 8, 2018

Join us on Saturday, September 15 at the Friends of the San Juans Annual Meeting on Shaw Island. Friends of the San Juans Annual Meeting A Day of Action for the Salish Sea Saturday, September 15 1 – 3 p.m. Special Guest Hon. Kevin Ranker, Senator 40th   Shaw Island Community Center, Blind Bay Rd., Shaw Island ... read more

We’re heartbroken about J35 – What we can do to help.

July 30, 2018

The news of J35’s deceased calf has hit us all hard. She carried her deceased daughter for 17 days and hundreds of miles – it was truly heartbreaking to see this mother orca mourning the death of her newborn calf. It is also a stark reminder of the trouble the Southern Resident Killer Whales are in.It ... read more

We live in such a pivotal time. Future generations are depending on us to protect and restore what will be their environment. We support the Friends because they tackle the issues that really make a big difference in our local environment, while also squeezing maximum value out of every dollar in their budget.

Ken and Mariann Carrasco

members, Orcas Island