The beautiful San Juan Islands

Stormwater emptying into harbor

Photo – Brian Rader, Pollution Prevention Specialist

Canoe Journey

Photo – Swinomish Tribal Archive

Historical Lime Kiln

Orca with tanker

Photo – Chris Teren

Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii)


The San Juan Local Integrating Organization (SJ-LIO) is known as the Action Agenda Oversight Group and is divided into two separate committees. The Accountability Oversight Committee is the policy body. The Implementation Committee provides action direction and convenes technical and advisory subcommittees as needed.

Under San Juan County Resolution No. 55-2010, the primary role of the Accountability Oversight Committee is “to provide strategic direction, be responsible for establishing overall priorities, and serve to provide local accountability” while the Implementation Committee “provide prioritization of funding and coordinate between groups working on the Action Agenda implementation.”


Accountability Oversight Committee

The Accountability Oversight Committee are made up of elected representatives from:

San Juan County Council

Lummi Nation

Swinomish Tribe

Tulalip Tribes

Puget Sound Partnership


Implementation Committee


The Implementation Committee for San Juan County brings together representatives of these organizations:

Salmon Recovery Lead Entity

San Juan Department of Community Development

San Juan Public Works Department

San Juan Environmental Health Department

Tulalip Tribes

Lummi Nation

Swinomish Tribe

San Juan Islands Conservation District

University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories

San Juan County Marine Resources Committee

San Juan Stewardship Network

Town of Friday Harbor

San Juan County Water Resources Committee


Click here for members and links to their organizations.


Implementation Committee Meeting:

Bimonthly first Thursdays, 11:00 am -1:00 pm, 7/1, 9/2, 11/4
See San Juan County website Agenda Center for agendas and meeting links

Accountability Oversight Committee Meetings:

Schedule pending

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Reserve, 10441 Bayview Edison Road, Mount Vernon



San Juan County Oil Spill Risk Consequences Assessment and Emergency Response Towing Vessel Cost Evaluation, March 2019