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

Current Volunteer Opportunities

July 26, 2023

Are you yearning to get more involved? Do you love the islands and Salish Sea, and want to connect with like-minded folx? Are you interested in serving on a Board or committee such as fundraising or finance? There are many ways to get involved, and we would love your support! Volunteer Openings: Ready to Get Started?! ... read more

We believe that our property is more valuable if we and our neighbors protect the shoreline. Orcas need salmon. Salmon need forage fish. Salmon and forage fish need the protection of eelgrass and kelp. Eelgrass and kelp need clean water. Shoreline protections are good for ecosystems and for the long-term economy of these lovely islands.

Val and Leslie Veirs

members, San Juan Island

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