Environmental Stewardship

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Environmental Stewardship


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  1. Environmental Stewardship

    San Juan County Vessel Turn-In Recycling Day - April 2024

    FREE Vessel Turn-In event at the Port of Friday Harbor, early April 2024. Read on...
  2. San Juan County News (1)

    San Juan County Publishes 2023 Year-In-Review

    The County is proud to publish highlights from the last year, including a message from the County Manager, notable projects and programs, by-the-numbers statistics, and more. Read on...
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    San Juan Island Plastic Film Recycling Program Needs Your Help

    San Juan County encourages the public to be careful and thoughtful when utilizing the plastic film recycling program. Read on...
  5. San Juan County News (1)

    San Juan County Responds to Public’s Feedback on Destination Management Plan

    The preliminary draft received over 900 comments from islanders on every island as well as mainlanders. County staff are analyzing each component of the robust feedback received to understand public sentiment and priorities. Read on...
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    Creosote Pilings Removed from Jackson Beach, Improving Habitat and Shoreline

    Remnants of an industrialized past were removed from the waters of Jackson Beach Read on...
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    Fall 2023 Great Islands Clean-up Successfully Removes 1,800lbs of Litter

    The Great Islands Clean Up, a beloved bi-annual event held each Spring and Fall, stands as a testament to the power of community collaboration. Read on...
  8. Southern Resident Orca Community Coffee Round Table

    Orca Recovery Day 2023

    Southern Resident Orca Community Coffee Roundtable to celebrate Orca Recovery Day. Read on...
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    San Juan County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report Released

    This baseline assessment is the first to be completed for San Juan County and will help the County Target the most significant emission sources in their climate action efforts. Read on...
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    Fall 2023 Great Islands Clean-Up

    This event on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw Islands invited participants of all ages to help make our community litter free by the sea. Read on...
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    SJI Destination Management Plan Public Review Period Extended and FAQs Shared

    The community is encouraged to review Frequently Asked Questions and submit their own during public review, which has been extended through October 31. Read on...
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    Marine Resources Committee & County Marine Program remove derelict creosote pier on San Juan Island

    The public can report any creosote you find on the shoreline to WA Dept. Natural Resources using the MyCoast App. Read on...
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    Preliminary Draft of San Juan Islands Destination Management Plan Now Available for Public Review

    The community is invited to provide feedback on the new draft Plan for managing visitation and encouraging sustainable tourism in the Islands. Read on...
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    County Launches Pilot Program to Expand Plastic Film Recycling for San Juan Island

    San Juan County residents can drop off plastic film in a new bin at Marketplace. Read on...
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    County-wide Creosote Piling Assessment Underway This July

    Addressing creosote treated materials in the marine environment is a priority for the County, and this important step will help develop a plan for their removal. Read on...
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    County’s Derelict Vessel Program Seeks Community Support to Minimize Impacts of Neglected Boats

    Help minimize the harm derelict vessels cause to our waters and communities. Read on...
  17. Environmental Stewardship Update (2)

    San Juan County Celebrates New Protections for Endangered Orca During Orca Action Month

    Join the County’s Marine Program and Marine Resources Committee throughout the month of June in being whale wise. Read on...
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    Please Don’t Pick the Field Mustard! Help the Endangered Island Marble Butterfly Thrive

    Field mustard, a common plant found on San Juan Island, serves as a primary food source for the butterfly's caterpillars during their crucial growth stages. Read on...
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    301 Volunteers Made the Spring Great Islands Clean-up a Success!

    Thanks to the 301 dedicated volunteers who collected 4,574 pounds of litter across the islands! Read on...
  21. Environmental Stewardship Update (1)

    San Juan County’s Annual Hazardous Waste Round-Ups this Spring

    The events for households will be taking place throughout May from 10 am – 2 pm. Read on...
  22. Environmental Stewardship Update (2)

    Invest in Your Planet! The Great Islands Clean-up is on Earth Day, April 22!

    Find Earth Day events on each island and fun ways to participate in the Great Islands Clean Up! Read on...
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