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)

What we do

The San Juan Local Integrating Organization (SJ-LIO) meets regularly in two different forums: the Accountability Oversight Committee (AOC) meets quarterly and the Implementation Committee (IC) meets monthly, often on the first Wednesday of the month from 11:30-1:30 in Friday Harbor.

The SJ-LIO identifies local Pressures and directs funding and local actions towards reducing their impacts on the San Juan Islands.

The purpose of the San Juan Local Integrated Organization (SJ-LIO) is to:

  • Communicate with the Puget Sound Partnership (a state agency), county agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, and local watershed groups about local priorities that will advance the Action Agenda, a road map to Puget Sound recovery.
  • Identify local ecosystem pressures that impede recovery efforts.
  • Direct funding and local actions towards reducing the impacts of these pressures on the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea.

See About to learn more on the separate roles of these two committees.


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