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It’s time again for Coffee & Cocktails with Friends – Q&A with Friends’ Staff at the Virtual County Fair

August 7, 2021

We are all ready for some new connections and opportunities. Through the Virtual Fair, you have an opportunity to connect with Friends staff, ask questions, and hear the passion that drives our mission. Join us on the virtual couch for Q&A sessions with Friends Staff: Jess, Tina, and Brent; our student mentees: Ela and Linnea; plus a ... read more

Learn More: Shoreline Restoration in the San Juans

March 8, 2021

Check out our new Shoreline Restoration website! You’ll explore an interactive map and see Friends of the San Juans’ restoration projects that have been completed in partnership with private, Tribal, and public landowners. With an overall goal of improving the marine food web, these projects restored shorelines impacted by unnecessary modifications such as bulkheads, tide gates, groins, ... read more

Read our February Highwater Marks E-Newsletter

March 8, 2021

Check out the first issue of our new e-newsletter – Highwater Marks! You’ll learn about how you can help salmon and orca with your shoreline property, get an update on San Juan County’s Comp Plan progress, hear about what experiences from the pandemic we can apply to the climate crisis, get the first look at our ... read more

WATCH: Mud Bay, Sucia Island Restoration Video

February 16, 2021

We are excited to share our Mud Bay (Sucia Island) Restoration video. This project reconnected a salt marsh to the bay for the first time in 75 years and removed tons of armoring, rock, and fill off of a forage fish spawning beach. These actions restored juvenile salmon and forage fish habitat – improving the food ... read more

Help us see the future during this year’s king tides!

January 8, 2020

Do you have a digital camera or camera phone? If so, you can help local and regional researchers capture this year’s king tides! Join Friends and King Tide volunteers from your community and across the globe to document the year’s highest tides by taking photos of your favorite local shorelines. A “king tide” is the highest predicted high tide of the year ... read more

Look what we all did in 2017!

December 21, 2017

All of us at Friends of the San Juans are very appreciative of our members and partners as we reflect on 2017 – thank you for being part of our community who cares deeply for orca, salmon, clean water free of Atlantic salmon netpens and oilspill free oceans. We wanted to give you an update ... read more

“Rocks Off the Beach” Project Completed on Shaw Island!

October 25, 2017

Spawning habitat for the surf smelt, a small fish important in marine food webs, just got a whole lot better at a local beach thanks to the hard, and often muddy, work of public service organizations, contractors, landowners, community members and school kids. Over the past few weeks 600 linear feet of shoreline has been ... read more

Shifting Shorelines Sea Level Rise Workshops

June 8, 2017

The San Juan Islands are one of the most beautiful places in the world. And increasingly vulnerable to more frequent and extreme storms that will affect the waterfront. But with good planning, we can protect the people and places we love. Join us for a workshop about the best ways to protect waterfront properties and ... 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

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