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Upcoming Lecture: Atlantic Salmon Farms & Implications for Chinook Recovery

July 27, 2018

Friends has joined with the Wild Fish Conservancy to bring you a public discussion about Atlantic salmon net pens and PRV (Piscine Reovirus) in Puget Sound. Details: ATLANTIC SALMON NET PENS and their residual implications for Chinook Salmon and Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 pm, The Commons at Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan ... 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

Michel Vekved Joins Friends!

July 3, 2018

We’re excited to announce the addition of Michel Vekved as Friends’ Director of Philanthropy. Michel will be responsible for increasing the frequency and reach to our community, cultivating and strengthening long term relationships, strategic planning for legacy, and developing major gifts. “I am deeply honored to join the Friends and work with an exceptional staff, ... read more

See our 2017 Annual Report

June 14, 2018

Click here to check out our 2017 Annual Report. We’re really excited to share all this information with you!

Orca Sing 2018 – June 23 at Lime Kiln Point State Park!

June 13, 2018

Gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas. This year’s event is the 19th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 7 p.m. This year, Fred West and Seattle’s City Cantabile Choir will perform. Washington State Parks and Orca Awareness Month ... read more

We’re Hiring a Development Coordinator

May 18, 2018

Position Summary: Friends of the San Juans seeks a new team member to lead day-to-day membership cultivation and stewardship, including gift solicitation, membership renewals, database management, and major donor communications. The candidate should be organized, flexible, able to work independently, and be an excellent communicator both in person and in writing. At least one year ... read more

Mud Bay Event – Hands-on Beach Activities May 26 on Lopez!

May 17, 2018

Friends of the San Juans, the San Juan Preservation Trust, and Lopez smelt fisherman Randy O’Bryant invite you to spend an afternoon surveying for incubating surf smelt eggs and conducting a shallow water beach seine. Learn more about the fish that share your shoreline and how you can help protect and improve their habitat into ... read more

Stand strong with BC and First Nations against Kinder Morgan

May 5, 2018

Kinder Morgan Canada announced that it’s suspending “all non-essential activities and related spending” on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, and won’t move forward with the project without “the ability to construct through British Columbia” and “adequate protection” of Kinder Morgan shareholders.* We want them to suspend this pipeline project for good! Let’s stand with our ... read more
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Attend a Shoreline Vegetation Workshop in May

April 26, 2018

Vegetation Workshops for Waterfront Property Owners The shorelines of San Juan County are part of a beautiful, complex and increasingly fragile marine ecosystem. Healthy coastal trees and shrubs help stabilize banks, provide for views, and support fish and wildlife. Attend a free workshop hosted by Friends of the San Juans to learn about cost effective ... read more

Be Inspired & Entertained with Musician Luke Wallace

April 26, 2018

We’re so excited to welcome Luke Wallace back to the San Juans! Luke, a Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector, is partnering with Friends of the San Juans for benefit concerts to celebrate and protect the Salish Sea. The concerts will raise funds for Friends’ Marine Protection Program, which safeguards our region from the ... read more

Joan and I love this tiny corner of paradise and know that Mother Nature needs all the help she can get. We are solidly friends of the Friends of the San Juans.

Jon and Joan Christoffersen

members, Shaw Island