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  1. IMG MGreen Oil Spill Prevention

    San Juan County Employee Recognized by the Oil Spill Task Force

    The Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force is honoring Marta Green with a 2021 Legacy Award for her committed leadership in developing and advancing the San Juan Islands’ Oil Spill Prevention Strategy. Read on...
  2. Killer Whales NOAA Fisheries West Coast licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Image obtained under NMFS permit

    Seasonal Changes Bring Extra Challenges to Resident Killer Whales

    As summer Chinook salmon runs wane in the Salish Sea, Southern Resident Killer Whales typically begin to travel further south in Puget Sound in search of prey, where they face compounding challenges. Read on...
  3. BYOB bring your own bag

    Washington’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Oct. 1

    Following a delay due to Covid-19, the Washington Plastic Bag Ban goes into effect Oct. 1, 2021. As Washington prepares for the statewide plastic bag ban, San Juan County continues to be a regional leader in promoting sustainable alternatives. Read on...
  4. Whale Warning Flag by Jeanne Hyde

    Let Your Flag Fly! Use the Whale Warning Flag to Protect Both Whales and Boaters

    Across the region, homes and businesses will soon be displaying the Stars and Stripes to herald the Fourth of July holiday. Meanwhile, on the waters of the Salish Sea, another flag can be spotted - the whale warning flag. Read on...
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