The beautiful San Juan Islands
Stormwater emptying into harbor
Photo – Brian Rader, Pollution Prevention Specialist
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 working on recovery projects that protect the local waters around the San Juan Islands, the Salish Sea, and Puget Sound.
Projects, or Near-term Actions, are:
- Accomplished in a short-time period (i.e., two years);
- Adopted by one or more “owners” who will help to secure funding and are responsible for their implementation;
- Held accountable with quarterly reporting and status updates.
Some of these projects focus on maintaining oil spill readiness and response, removing derelict vessels, controlling and monitoring septic and stormwater runoff, protecting salmon habitats, and developing voluntary programs to prevent shoreline armoring.
For the quarterly status of each project, see PSP Report Card.
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:
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Reserve, 10441 Bayview Edison Road, Mount Vernon