Shape San Juans’ Involvement in Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

Posted April 25, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Contributed File Photo/Jenny Atkinson. Orcas pass by Lime Kiln.

In 2019 Congress designated the area, which includes the San Juan Islands


By Car­o­line C. Grau­man-Boss, exec­u­tive direc­tor, Sal­ish Sea Sciences

Let the Wash­ing­ton Trust for His­toric Preser­va­tion know what being part of the new Mar­itime Wash­ing­ton Nation­al Her­itage Area means for you here in San Juan County. 

The Mar­itime Wash­ing­ton Nation­al Her­itage Area was des­ig­nat­ed in 2019 and encom­pass­es 3,000 miles of west­ern Washington’s salt­wa­ter coast­line from Grays Har­bor Coun­ty to the Cana­di­an bor­der, includ­ing the San Juan Islands.

Reg­is­ter for the San Juan and Island coun­ties vir­tu­al pub­lic work­shop at 5 p.m., May 6, and help shape the area’s mas­ter plan.

Learn more and reg­is­ter at


Take a short sur­vey about the Mar­itime Wash­ing­ton Nation­al Her­itage Area as anoth­er way to assert why you love our islands and the Sal­ish Sea that sur­rounds us. This sur­vey is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to make an impact that will have last­ing val­ue for our islands and for the state.

Sal­ish Sea Sciences

The Sal­ish Sea Sci­ences in Fri­day Har­bor is locat­ed at the heart of the San Juan arch­i­pel­ago in the Sal­ish Sea.

Sal­ish Sea Sci­ences brings high school stu­dents from all back­grounds togeth­er with sci­en­tists and oth­er pro­fes­sion­als to learn from and pro­tect the Sal­ish Sea, its crea­tures, and people.

We believe that by shap­ing the Mar­itime Wash­ing­ton Nation­al Her­itage Area with many and diverse San Juan Coun­ty voic­es present, we can advance a sus­tain­able future for islanders and the Sal­ish Sea with a com­mon purpose.

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Categories: Community, Environment, Nature

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