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Posted on: February 1, 2024

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

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. February 1, 2024 – Has your ‘dream boat’ become a ‘nightmare?’ You might qualify to dispose your old boat in a FREE Vessel Turn-In event hosted by the San Juan County Derelict Vessel P...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

San Juan County Publishes 2023 Year-In-Review

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. January 5, 2024 – San Juan County is proud to present the organization’s 2023 Year-In-Review, highlighting accomplishments, notable projects, and the breadth of programs and services provided to island communities....

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Environmental Stewardship Department Requests Salmon Recovery Project Proposals

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA January 4, 2024 –San Juan County’s Environmental Stewardship Department is requesting Salmon Recovery project proposals for the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2024 grant funding cycle. Private citizens, non-pr...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

San Juan Island Plastic Film Recycling Program Needs Your Help

Environmental Stewardship

San Juan County, December 13, 2023 — San Juan County encourages the public to be careful and thoughtful when utilizing the plastic film recycling program. The first batch of plastic film since the recycling drop-off location at Marketplace was a...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

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

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SAN JUAN COUNTY. WA November 16, 2023 - San Juan County would like to acknowledge the public response to the Preliminary Draft San Juan Islands Destination Management Plan (SDMP) and thank those community members who have taken the time to submit feedback...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Creosote Pilings Removed from Jackson Beach, Improving Habitat and Shoreline

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA October 20, 2023 – San Juan County and the Marine Resources Committee is pleased to announce the successful removal of the derelict pier at Jackson Beach. This October, 117 creosote pilings were pulled from the water. The der...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Fall 2023 Great Islands Clean-up Successfully Removes 1,800lbs of Litter

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 09, 2023 – In an inspiring display of community unity and environmental stewardship, 164 dedicated volunteers came together to participate in the Fall Great Islands Clean-up on Orcas, San Juan, Shaw...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Orca Recovery Day 2023

Southern Resident Orca Community Coffee Round Table

Join local and regional scientists and policymakers working for the recovery of the endangered Southern Resident Orca as they come together over a cup of coffee to discuss some of the successes of the past year and the challenges that still lie ahead for ...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: September 19, 2023

San Juan County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report Released

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 19, 2023 - San Juan County has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from community sources and municipal operations to reduce the County’s carbon footprint. As a baseline step in this proce...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Fall 2023 Great Islands Clean-Up

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 12, 2023 - Join your fellow islanders for the 2023 Fall Great Islands Clean-up, happening on Saturday, September 30. This bi-annual event invites participants of all ages to make a positive impact on our environment...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

SJI Destination Management Plan Public Review Period Extended and FAQs Shared

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 8, 2023 - The preliminary draft of the San Juan Islands Destination Management Plan (SDMP) is currently available for public review and comment. The draft Plan is built off the feedback and recommendations received ...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Marine Resources Committee & County Marine Program remove derelict creosote pier on San Juan Island

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA August 30, 2023 – The San Juan County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is working with the County’s Environmental Stewardship Marine Program to remove the derelict pier at Jackson Beach this fall. Construct...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Preliminary Draft of San Juan Islands Destination Management Plan Now Available for Public Review

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 23, 2023 – San Juan County is creating the San Juan Islands Destination Management Plan (SDMP) to thoughtfully guide visitation that both supports and enhances the unique quality of life, environment, and cul...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

County Launches Pilot Program to Expand Plastic Film Recycling for San Juan Island

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. July 20, 2023 - San Juan County, in partnership with SC Johnson, a manufacturer of household consumer brands, is kicking off a pilot program to recycle plastic film. This is the fourth program of its kind to launch in Washing...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

County-wide Creosote Piling Assessment Underway This July

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. July 12, 2023 – San Juan County is contracting with Environmental Science Associates (ESA) to complete a county-wide assessment of creosote pilings. Addressing creosote treated materials in the marine environment is a priority for the...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: June 23, 2023

County’s Derelict Vessel Program Seeks Community Support to Minimize Impacts of Neglected Boats

Environmental Stewardship

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 23, 2023 – San Juan County’s Derelict Vessel Program strives to minimize the impacts of derelict vessels throughout the county. By working closely with the public, local authorities, and the Washingto...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

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

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 1, 2023 – June is Orca Action Month, and this year, San Juan County is joining partners around the Salish Sea to celebrate the Lasting Legacies of these sentinel animals. This month, the County’s Marine Progra...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

San Juan County Citizen Input Needed: Do You Have Waste Tires?

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 1, 2023 - Do you have old tires you’d like to dispose of? Let the County know! San Juan County’s Solid Waste Program is assessing the waste tire disposal needs of local citizens in an effort to provid...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Please Don’t Pick the Field Mustard! Help the Endangered Island Marble Butterfly Thrive

Environmental Stewardship Update (2)

SAN JUAN ISLAND, WA. May 25, 2023 – The San Juan County Department of Environmental Stewardship asks the local community to refrain from picking field mustard (Brassica rapa), a critical plant for the survival of the endangered Island Marble Butterfly (Eu...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

301 Volunteers Made the Spring Great Islands Clean-up a Success!

Environmental Stewardship Update (1)

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 2, 2023 - San Juan County would like to thank the 301 dedicated volunteers who collected 4,574 pounds of litter on Shaw, Orcas, San Juan, Stuart, Decatur, Sucia, and Lopez Islands during this year’s Spring Great...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: April 20, 2023

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

Environmental Stewardship Update (1)

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 20, 2023 - San Juan County’s hazardous waste round-up collection event is our community’s once-yearly opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazard...

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Environmental Stewardship News
Posted on: April 6, 2023

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

Environmental Stewardship Update (2)

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 6, 2023 - Join your fellow islanders for the 2023 Spring Great Islands Clean-up on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. During this event, participants of all ages can sign-up to collect trash on a designated beach or road, t...

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