Shape San Juans’ Involvement in Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

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.

Learn more at

Posted on April 25, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Community, Environment, Nature

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