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Letter from the Salish Sea

Submitted by Karin Roemers-Kleven San Juan County Marine Resource Committee Vice-Chair Last…

  • Oct 11th, 2020
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(Beth Robson/contributed photo)

Protecting the Salish Sea virtual event

“Protecting the Salish Sea in the time of COVID-19,” hosted by Community Rights San Juan Islands.

  • Oct 10th, 2020
(Beth Robson/contributed photo)
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San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild Auction and the FARM Fund

The Ag Guild invites the community to expand support of the FARM Fund.

  • Oct 9th, 2020
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Lopez Island Grange holds October fundraising events

Submitted by The Lopez Island Grange The Lopez Island Grange is holding…

  • Oct 6th, 2020
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(Phil Green Photography/contributed photo)

The Marine Resources Committee: A story of altruistic alchemy in the heart of the Salish Sea

The MRC is the community advisory body on all marine-related issues in San Juan County.

  • Oct 6th, 2020
(Phil Green Photography/contributed photo)
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Savor the San Juans at home

Enjoy the farm-fresh flavors of the Islands from the comfort of your kitch

  • Oct 5th, 2020
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Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25

All films will be available on-demand for 10 days, Oct. 15-25.

  • Oct 5th, 2020
Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival coming Oct. 15-25
Virtual author talk by Ben Goldfarb, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

Virtual author talk by Ben Goldfarb, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

The Friends of the Lopez Island Library invite the public to their 2020 virtual annual meeting.

  • Sep 24th, 2020
Virtual author talk by Ben Goldfarb, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
The Salish Seeds Project Fall Native Wildflower Sale

The Salish Seeds Project Fall Native Wildflower Sale

A once-a-year opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County.

  • Sep 21st, 2020
The Salish Seeds Project Fall Native Wildflower Sale
Lopez Center’s annual Home Tour goes virtual

Lopez Center’s annual Home Tour goes virtual

The 2020 Home Tour will feature videos of six Lopez homes, the Lopez Center and Fertile Ground Garden.

  • Sep 15th, 2020
Lopez Center’s annual Home Tour goes virtual
J35 and J57 (Katie Jones/ Contributed photo, Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238)

New Jpod calf

On Saturday, Sept. 5, J pod was reported near the ODAS buoy off Dungeness Spit in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca in US waters.

  • Sep 13th, 2020
J35 and J57 (Katie Jones/ Contributed photo, Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238)
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)

The energetic cost of mussel byssal thread attachment

Originally published by Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bite.

  • Sep 12th, 2020
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)
J56 and J3 (Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo)

Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas

Whale-watch companies asked to stop disturbing critically endangered orcas

  • Sep 9th, 2020
J56 and J3 (Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo)
Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced

Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced

Submitted by Rock Solid Rock Solid and the San Juan Island Prevention…

  • Sep 8th, 2020
Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced
WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall

WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall

The course starts Sept. 22.

  • Sep 8th, 2020
WSU Extension offers Whole Farm planning course this fall
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The economics of a pandemic | Guest Column

How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
guest column
Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Friends of the San Juans…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director
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Working Washington small business emergency grant program – Round 2

Submitted by the San Juan Island Economic Development Council The Washington State…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
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alcoholism

Addressing alcohol addiction amid a global pandemic

While many are coping with the stress of a pandemic and quarantines, others are also struggling to maintain sobriety.

  • Sep 1st, 2020
alcoholism
Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

Hansen has lived 14 months with a lower limb prosthetic

  • Aug 31st, 2020
Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back
Contributed photo                                Above: Attacca Quartet.

Archipelago Collective returns to the islands — virtually

Archipelago Collective is thrilled to bring you a weekend of exciting concerts

  • Aug 31st, 2020
Contributed photo                                Above: Attacca Quartet.
4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

  • Aug 29th, 2020
4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair
Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

  • Aug 28th, 2020
Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly
Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Recent drownings across the state underscore…

  • Aug 24th, 2020
Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water
Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Submitted by San Juan County As we head into the second half…

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning
Virtual cinema presents “Public Trust”

Virtual cinema presents “Public Trust”

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Virtual cinema presents “Public Trust”
Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

Once Quinn Bailey realized how deeply nature moved him, the course of…

Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book
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Riding out the COVID-19 storm together | Guest column

Submitted by Erin Bernardi As San Juan County winds down our summer…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
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Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

Submitted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club Race Committee It turns…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race
Jury trials to resume this fall

Jury trials to resume this fall

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Superior Court and…

  • Aug 16th, 2020
Jury trials to resume this fall
New rental housing for Lopez

New rental housing for Lopez

Submitted by Housing Lopez Housing Lopez, a nonprofit dedicated to building affordable…

  • Aug 13th, 2020
New rental housing for Lopez
Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires

Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires

Submitted by Pacific Wild Fires Coordinating Group As many people in the…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires
Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

Submitted by San Juan County To be clear: Face shields have absolutely…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Hot topic 27- Fact check on Face shields

Lopez resident named outstanding graduate at WWU

Submitted by Western Washington University Western Washington University alumnus Cosmos Cordova was…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Salish Way III construction begins

Salish Way III construction begins

Submitted by Rhea Miller Lopez Community Land Trust has begun construction on…

  • Aug 11th, 2020
Salish Way III construction begins
Friends of Lopez Island Pool appoints first Executive Director

Friends of Lopez Island Pool appoints first Executive Director

Submitted by Friends of Lopez Island Pool Friends of Lopez Island Pool…

  • Aug 10th, 2020
Friends of Lopez Island Pool appoints first Executive Director
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/contributed photo                                Spotted lanternfly.

Public asked to check trees for invasive species in August

Submitted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources Throughout August, the Washington…

  • Aug 8th, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/contributed photo                                Spotted lanternfly.
Turtleback. (Contributed photo)

Record $5.2 Million Gift Expands Turtleback Preserve and precedent-setting donation also returns land to the Lummi Nation

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
Turtleback. (Contributed photo)

San Juan County 4-H invites you to celebrate local youth with this year’s Virtual Showcase Fair!

Submitted by WSU San Juan County Extension Fair week is swiftly approaching,…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
Orca Network launches “Share the Water”

Orca Network launches “Share the Water”

Submitted by Orca Network Orca Network, a Whidbey Island based nonprofit organization…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020
Orca Network launches “Share the Water”