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 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 details on these projects, see Current Projects or Accomplished Projects.

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:

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