Stimulus Money Used in the San Juan Islands for Net Removal

In the past 30 years, old fishing gill nets that have sunk to the sea floor are estimated to be responsible for the injuries or deaths of 30,000 birds, 110,000 fish and almost 2 million invertebrates. But, thanks to federal stimulus money under the Obama administration, removal of these silent

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Hiking and Exploring in the San Juan Islands

The southern arm of San Juan Island where American Camp, a national historical park, is located, offers a number of great hikes and walking trails with amazing views. Of course, it is always interesting to check out the history while exploring the grounds of American Camp, but just a short

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Sarah Comes to Friday Harbor!

There’s no better excuse to explore than having a friend come to visit. My best friend of many years, Sarah, came all the way from Colorado to visit me in Friday Harbor. Of course, being in the San Juan Islands, we had to go sea kayaking. I took her on

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Women on the Water June 30th-July 2nd

I could feel a few butterflies fluttering around in my stomach as Laura, Nikken, and I drove into Friday Harbor to meet our first Women on the Water (WOW) guests of the season. Anxious? Excited? Super-excited? I was definitely a mixture of all of the above when we picked up

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San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon

Today was race day on San Juan Island! The annual San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon began at the fairgrounds in Friday Harbor and I decided to join the pack. I thought the half little exercise. The gun sounded at 8:30 am, and everyone took off down Argyle Street into downtown

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Landing at the Coop

My arrival in the San Juan Islands of Washington was well worth the stress of hauling oversized luggage by plane, shuttle, and ferry all the way from Denver, Colorado. The noise of times and dates and logistics clattering in my brain suddenly dissipated in a single wave of sea, sky,

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