membership

Increased Challenges Demand Solutions – You Can Help!

November 11, 2021

2021 has been a tremendous year for Friends of the San Juans. As you’ve read in our newsletters and as you heard at our Annual Meeting last month, we’ve matured as an organization this year, and we’ve had terrific programmatic successes. In every case, the financial support of our members and donors made those accomplishments ... read more

Motivation, Values, and Attention

September 10, 2021

What life can and will look like in the San Juan Islands is up to all of us. How will you help protect the island environment? We live, visit, work, and play in the San Juan Islands, a magical place that many claim as one of the most magnificent in their worldly travels. A place ... read more

The Joys and Responsibilities of Stewardship

July 8, 2021

Living in the islands brings joys and responsibilities — we benefit deeply from our connections to nature, and in return we work to ensure the long-term health and vitality of our islands and the Salish Sea. As one of our Friends members once said, “You have to be more careful with an island.” Together we ... read more

It wasn’t until 1979 that San Juan County got a comprehensive growth plan and that was largely due to the Friends of the San Juan’s being there to advocate for the shoreline and the ecosystem. Since then, there have been constant waves of pressure by developers. Friends have risen each time, fighting to protect this fragile and precious place.

Liza Michaelson

member, San Juan Island