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Comp Plan Update: What future do you want for our community?

February 11, 2021

For many decades, working on behalf of and with our members, Friends of the San Juans has been diligently engaging in updates to San Juan County’s official Comprehensive Plan. Known as the “Comp Plan,” it guides how our community will look in the future. The County’s Comp Plan sets goals and priorities that guide the ... read more

Hindsight’s 2020 – Learning from the Pandemic to Address the Climate Crisis

February 11, 2021

2020 was supposed to be the year where we acted on the climate crisis. It was the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, and the conclusion of a historical decade for climate activism. Instead, it was a year like no other. Fires, hurricanes, and a global pandemic. But ... read more

Be a Superhero for Planet Earth! 2020 Fall Great Islands Clean-up September 28 – October 4

September 10, 2020

We’re asking Superheroes of all ages to unite and help us clean-up our islands during this year’s Fall Great Islands Clean-up! The event will be a week-long household/individual effort beginning September 28 and running through October 4, 2020. This is an opportunity for our community to get outside, get some exercise, and help make our ... read more
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Celebrate Earth Day with the Earth Month Pledge!

April 7, 2020

This month, Friends of the San Juans and the Stewardship Network of the San Juans are partnering to bring you the “San Juan Islands Earth Month Pledge.” Join us to create digital community solidarity for the health of the planet! We are not advocating that you go far from home – we just wanted to ... read more
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Join us! Green Investment Lecture w/ Toby Cooper & Georgette Wong on 4/11

March 28, 2019

April 11, Emmanuel Episcopal Parish, Orcas Island, 6:30-8 p.m. Friends of the San Juans is excited to partner with Toby Cooper and Georgette Wong to bring information to the community about green investing – a movement that benefits humanity and the planet. Toby, a sustainability advocate and career financial professional will trace rise of socially-responsible ... read more

Vote for Clean Air & Climate Action – YES on 1631!

October 23, 2018

On Monday, October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading international body for the assessment of climate change, told us that we have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe. This is an urgent call to action.  We must move faster to lower greenhouse gas emissions – Washington state citizens can play an important role in this effort by voting ... read more

The San Juan Island Climate March was Awesome!

May 1, 2017

Our community and the world made it clear on Saturday, April 29th that the people who stand for climate action, justice, and jobs are a force too great to ignore! 300 participants joined us in Friday Harbor, more than 200,000 people showed up in the streets of DC, and there were over 100,000 participants at sister ... read more

Watch our new video – Planning for the Future: Benefits of Beach Restoration

April 4, 2017

Sea level rise and climate change: they’re what coastal communities around the globe are increasingly talking about and feeling the impacts of. Forward-thinking individuals and governments are taking steps to prepare. Our new video describes how healthy shorelines can adjust to rising seas and highlights the approach one family took to redeveloping their property that considered ... read more

Attend the Salish Sea Stands for Climate Action March!

March 30, 2017

Join us for a rally and march on April 29th in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in solidarity with the People’s Climate Movement Marches throughout the world. Plus the march will end at an electric vehicle and renewable energy fair! The People’s Climate Movement and Mobilization is part of a larger strategy to push ... read more

Now more than ever Friends of the San Juans needs our support. Learn about the Friends, educate yourself, and you will inevitably want to be a Friend because that is who we turn to when we need support to protect this place.

Liza Michaelson

member, San Juan Island