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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Mt. Finlayson Hike

Due to some strong suggestions from the office staff, I find myself at South Beach, a spot usually not discovered while sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands, hiking with Clark’s dog Celeste up Mt. Finlayson. This end of the island is a favorite for many locals, and I can

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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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What Do Your Guides do in the Winter?

It has been my good fortune to attract and retain an incredible cadre of professional guides. This year a number of them are going to graduate school. Aya Reiss is living in Vancouver, BC and, as the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, is doing graduate work in stream ecology. Steve

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