Orca Sing 2017 – June 24 at Lime Kiln Point State Park!
June 14, 2017
Gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas. This year’s event is the 18th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 24, 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
Join us! Special Stuart Island Boat Adventure for 9-12 Graders – July 19
June 14, 2017
Calling students who want to explore the San Juans this summer! Special Boat Adventure for 9-12 Graders: Exploring Stuart Island July 19, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Leaving from Friday Harbor Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join Friends of the San Juans on this free, fun and informative boat trip (students entering ... 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
Read about The Tar Sands Threat to Northwest Waters
May 25, 2017
Sightline’s new article, The Tar Sands Threat to Northwest Waters, by Friends board member Michael Riordan, explains how the Kinder Morgan Pipeline threatens all of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. “Every week another barge or tanker traverses the narrow straits through the San Juan Islands north of Seattle, bearing a cargo of tar-sands crude ... read more
May 19 is Endangered Species Day – protect what you love!
May 18, 2017
Endangered Species Day is May 19th. 113 marine species are formally listed as being at risk or vulnerable to extinction here in the Salish Sea. Here are five things you can do to help! Help preserve our remaining natural shorelines that provide essential habitat for marine species. View our latest video here to learn more. Purchase sustainably-harvested ... read more
Thank you for Giving BIG to Friends of the San Juans!
May 2, 2017
From all of us at Friends of the San Juans, thank you for making a donation through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIGevent on May 10! Every dollar makes a huge difference to the work we do protecting and restoring the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea for people and nature. Thank you for helping to make ... read more
Commenting Open House – Xylene & Anchorages – 5/4!
May 1, 2017
Xylene in our Salish Sea? Ships parked in our island preserves? We resist! Come to the Commenting Open House to hear about two new project proposals harmful to islanders and orcas and learn how to say, “NO!” to these threats. Thursday, May 4th 2017, San Juan Island Grange Hall, 152 First Street, Friday Harbor, Drop in anytime from ... read more
The San Juan Island Climate March was Awesome!
May 1, 2017
Our community and the world made it clear on Saturday, April 29th that the people who stand for climate action, justice, and jobs are a force too great to ignore! 300 participants joined us in Friday Harbor, more than 200,000 people showed up in the streets of DC, and there were over 100,000 participants at sister ... read more
Kids and Canoes: Build-Paddle-Share
April 8, 2017
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kick-off and Open House, April 21, 6 p.m., Friday Harbor High School STEM Building Community organizations on San Juan Island have developed a pilot project with Lummi Nation member and Master Canoe builder, Dean Washington, to build Coast Salish style cedar strip canoes in the San Juan Islands with students in grades 5-12. Students ... read more
2017 Great Islands Clean-up this EARTH DAY!
April 8, 2017
Saturday – April 22, 2017 from 9AM to 12PM Help make the San Juan Islands “Litter Free by the Sea” by joining this county-wide greening event where volunteers will collect litter from public beaches and roadways. Connect with your business, school, non-profit or service groups, families and friends, and turn out for Earth Day! Contact ... read more