Volunteer Spotlight: Raven Preston

July 12, 2024

Here at Friends we have what we refer to as “super volunteers”—these are folks who contribute talent and expertise to our growth and strategic priorities, going above and beyond the call of duty. They become an extension of staff, amplifying our values and mission.  One such volunteer is Raven Preston of Orcas Island. Raven was ... read more

Current Volunteer Opportunities

February 5, 2024

Do you love the islands and Salish Sea and want to connect with like-minded people? Are you interested in serving on our Board or a committee? There are many ways to get involved, and we would love your support! Bonus: volunteer 4 hours or more per year, and you’ll receive an automatic membership with Friends. ... read more

Thank You, Science Advisors!

November 16, 2023

This year, Friends of the San Juans welcomed a new Council of Scientific Advisors, contributing their incredible expertise to our science-driven approach. We’re so thankful for their time and guidance. We want to especially thank former board member, Michael Riordan, for his help in recruiting this fantastic group of advisors. Drew Harvell (she/her)  Drew earned ... read more

Fall into Great Islands Clean Up

September 25, 2023

Keep our roads and beaches litter-free during this biannual event! Saturday, September 30thLocations and times to meet up: See the Full Details, Per Island → Join Zero Waste WA at the Fall Great Islands Cleanup Event at Jackson Beach, San Juan Island Friends of the San Juans and Plastic Free Salish Sea are thrilled to announce ... read more

Molt Search—Defend Marine Waters Against a Sneaky Invader!

August 18, 2023

Calling all nature enthusiasts, community scientists, volunteers, and beachgoers!  Help combat the growing concern and spread of a destructive menace to the islands and Salish Sea: the European green crab. Labeled one of the world’s worst invasive species by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, this crab is staging an assault on our marine ... 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