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  • FRIENDS shoreline and wetlands realtor workshop
  • Provided to property owners on Waldron by FRIENDS and Coastal Geologic Services
  • Community learns about tar sands shipping at a FRIENDS event
  • Residents learn about feeder bluffs from expert Jim Johannessen
  • Interpretive shoreline beach walks and hands-on activities
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Education

Programs & Events

 

Shoreline Stewardship Program
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Eelgrass Protection Program
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Workshops & Events
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Tribal Partnerships
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Beach Cleanups

 

Shoreline Species & Habitats

 

Forage Fish
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Eelgrass
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Kelp
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Salmon
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Coastal Forests

 

Human Impacts

 

Shoreline Armoring
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Docks
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Clearing & Grading
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Stormwater
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Toxins in Our Water
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Voluntary Conservation Programs
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Learning About Your Islands

 

Since 1979, FRIENDS has focused on increasing local knowledge, participation and stewardship of San Juan Countys natural resources.  Protecting our local resources requires the engagement of all citizens.

FRIENDS education programs focus primarily on fostering individual stewardship ethics, developing support for protection and restoration efforts, and increasing local cultural and natural heritage preservation.


Programs and Events

Each year, FRIENDS hosts lectures, beach walks, technical workshops and other events to provide important scientific and policy information to our local community.  FRIENDS works with property owners, teachers, realtors, contractors, land managers, students and the general public, to increase awareness and action by all San Juan County residents. FRIENDS also promotes hands-on involvement in stewardship activities through the Tribal Canoe Journey, Anti-Litter Program and volunteer and internship opportunities.

 

kids with forage samples

 

Credit - Mark Gardner


Species and Habitats

To support marine ecosystem recovery, FRIENDS has focused recent education, science and advocacy work on the following species and habitats: salmon, forage fish (surf smelt, Pacific Sand lance, and Pacific herring), eelgrass, and bull kelp.

 

Human Impacts

Shoreline armoring, docks, vegetation removal, clearing and grading, stormwater runoff and toxins can all impact the health and function of our nearshore marine habitats. Voluntary stewardship and conservation efforts will be vital to protect and improve our local shorelines.



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