Watch our new video – Planning for the Future: Benefits of Beach Restoration
April 4, 2017
Sea level rise and climate change: they’re what coastal communities around the globe are increasingly talking about and feeling the impacts of. Forward-thinking individuals and governments are taking steps to prepare. Our new video describes how healthy shorelines can adjust to rising seas and highlights the approach one family took to redeveloping their property that considered ... read more
Attend the Salish Sea Stands for Climate Action March!
March 30, 2017
Join us for a rally and march on April 29th in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in solidarity with the People’s Climate Movement Marches throughout the world. Plus the march will end at an electric vehicle and renewable energy fair! The People’s Climate Movement and Mobilization is part of a larger strategy to push ... read more
Pull Together Against Kinder Morgan @ Upcoming Benefit Concerts!
March 10, 2017
Pull Together: First Nations Standing Against Kinder Morgan Benefit Concerts and Talks – Coming to an Island Near You! Mar. 30, San Juan Island , Brickworks Mar. 31, Orcas, Westsound Community Center Apr. 1, Lopez, Woodmen Hall Apr. 2, Anacortes, Seafarers Memorial Park Bldg. (all events are from 7-8:30 p.m.) Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker ... read more
Join the Lopez Island Salish Sea Stands Information Session – 2/9
February 4, 2017
February 9, 7-8 p.m. at Grace Church. Friends and community members are leading a collaborative educational seminar for the Salish Sea Stands initiative, other involved organizations, and interested islanders. The session will focus on how to effectively communicate with key legislators about the environmental and economic threats San Juan County faces from greatly increased oil tanker traffic linked to ... read more
Action Alert: Comment on the Oil Transportation Safety Bill!
January 29, 2017
The 2017 Legislative Session is now in full swing and oil transportation is a hot issue. Despite the critical gains around public disclosure and preparedness measures, significant gaps remain that put our communities and waterways at risk of an oil spill or other such disaster. In response, Representative Farrell (46th) and Senator Carlyle (36th) introduced ... read more
Join “Salish Sea Stands on Capitol Hill Day” on February 13 in Olympia!
January 26, 2017
The legislative session in Washington State is underway and we want to make sure that the environment and economy of the Salish Sea are protected. Now is the time to register if you would like to join us for the “Salish Sea Stands on Capitol Hill Day” in Olympia on February 13. We will be ... read more
Stand for the Salish Sea Rallies – January 16!
January 10, 2017
Text version: Islanders are invited to take part in a countywide “Salish Sea Stands” day of action on MLK Day, Monday, January 16 against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion to the United States. The Trans Mountain Pipeline, owned by Kinder Morgan, received approval from the Canadian government to proceed. The project will affect the Salish Sea ... read more
Kinder Morgan Action Alert: Don’t let BP put our region at risk!
December 16, 2016
The expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline endangers our region. They are projected to nearly triple capacity of the existing pipeline from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of tar sands crude oil a day—AND increase vessel traffic through the Salish Sea seven-fold, with each tanker holding more than twenty-five million gallons of oil. Some of ... read more
Canada Approved the Kinder Morgan Project – What’s next?
December 2, 2016
Concerned by the national election results and now the Canadian government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline expansion? We are too. It is clear that our work at Friends is more difficult and more necessary than ever. With both threats and opportunities before us, let’s stand together to protect this place and the communities ... read more
Plastic Bag Ban Passes in San Juan County!
October 26, 2016
On October 25th, the San Juan County Council passed an ordinance that will ban single use plastic bags in the county as of May 1, 2017! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen – Friday Harbor and Spring Street International middle schoolers who testified at the hearing (and pictured above), Friends supporters who ... read more