Natural Shorelines

Learn How Your Waterfront Property Can Help Save Salmon and Orca

February 10, 2021

We have secured the funds, the experts are ready, all we need now are more waterfront property owners to take steps to support the marine ecosystem. While it may not be as thrilling as securing your appointment to get vaccinated against Covid-19, it is quite exciting news for forage fish, salmon, and Southern Resident orca! ... read more

Thank You from your Friends at Friends! Download a Beautiful Zoom or Desktop Background

December 18, 2020

Thank you so much for supporting Friends of the San Juans in 2020. To show our appreciation, we have created backgrounds for your Zoom sessions or computer desktop taken by our very own Marine Science Coordinator, Jess Newley. Enjoy these amazing underwater photos of Pacific herring and Coho salmon! And look out for more images ... read more

The Salish Sea, a Vessel Highway?

August 28, 2016

If all the new and expanding terminal and refinery projects in the Salish Sea are permitted and developed, including projects that became operational in 2014, there would be a 43% increase in large, commercial marine vessel traffic. FRIENDS and San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping have released the Salish Sea Vessel Traffic Projections featuring 18 ... 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