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Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter – Highwater Marks! You will generally receive one email from us each month by selecting Monthly E-News: Highwater Marks from the list.

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Action Alerts

Stay informed. Make a difference. Don’t miss our legislative updates January through March, or periodic alerts to take action on policy issues impacting the San Juans and Salish Sea! Select Regional Action Alerts from the list of emails.

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All volunteers receive complimentary memberships for just four hours of their time. Browse a list of real-time volunteer needs, and sign up for upcoming volunteer events or specific interest lists. From photography to field work parties, community science, issue advocacy, and more …

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Adopt a Beach

Pledge with Plastic Free Salish Sea to help clean your favorite beach. You could clean every week, every two weeks, once a month, or once every two months -whatever works for you!

I’m a beach steward!

Give Southern Residents space!

New vessel distance requirements will take effect in 2025 but you can take the pledge today to voluntarily stay 1,000 yards away. Give Southern Residents the space they need to forage, feed, rest, and rear their young!

Take the Pledge

Are you a boater in the Salish Sea?

You can help by being a Green Boater! Read about how you can leave a small wake while boating around the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea.

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Anchor out of Eelgrass

Help salmon and the endangered Southern Resident orcas, anchor out in waters deeper than the eelgrass, or use a mooring buoy when staying outside a marina.

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San Juan County is at the center of existing and proposed fossil fuel export projects. We have much to lose and nothing to gain. Our community needs to stay informed, get involved, and be part of the public process of understanding the approaching changes which will affect us all.

San Olson

member, Lopez Island