cultural restoration

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

San Juan Islands National Monument Needs Your Voice by 1/3!

December 27, 2018

The Bureau of Land Management is developing a Resource Management Plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument, which will guide their stewardship of these lands for the next 15-20 years. Please help us protect these public lands by commenting on the plan by January 3.  Click here to see Friends’ comment letter. Click here ... read more

Celebrate Canoe Journey July 20-21 – Helpers Needed!

July 12, 2018

On Friday, July 20, tribal members from British Columbia will arrive on San Juan Island in ocean going canoes as part of the Tribal Canoe Journey “Power Paddle to Puyallup.” This inter-tribal Canoe Journey will end in the territory of the Medicine Creek Nation, which Puyallup Tribe will be hosting July 28 – August 4, ... 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

Kids and Canoes: Build-Paddle-Share

April 8, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kick-off and Open House, April 21, 6 p.m., Friday Harbor High School STEM Building Community organizations on San Juan Island have developed a pilot project with Lummi Nation member and Master Canoe builder, Dean Washington, to build Coast Salish style cedar strip canoes in the San Juan Islands with students in grades 5-12. Students ... read more

It means so much to me to have helped protect the rural environment and natural beauty of the San Juan Islands during the 1980s and 90s. Now I get to share my appreciation of these beautiful islands with my grandchildren, too.

Nancy DeVaux

former Executive Director and member, San Juan Island