July 27 and 28: Informal Meet and Greet about new American Camp Visitor Center

San Juan Island National Historical Park's American Camp Visitor Center is being replaced. Construction funding will be available in 2019, to replace the 40-year-old "temporary" visitor center. Staff has completed a conceptual alternatives development process.

One of four alternatives. View larger sizes on the American Camp website.


June 13: Observe the Parade of Sail from South Beach

Celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the 1792 Vancouver Expedition in Puget Sound in June 2017.  Join San Juan Island National Historical Park in commemorating Captain George Vancouver's famous expedition with a rare parade of sail through Admiralty Inlet. Bring binoculars, telescopes and/or cameras to South Beach to catch a distant glimpse of the ships from about 2 to 4 p.m on Tuesday, June 13.

"Chatham & Discovery in Juan de Fuca Strait" by Gordon Miller


Comments sought on Iceberg Field School proposal

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) San Juan Islands National Monument is inviting public comment on a proposal to conduct a Field School on Iceberg Point. As part of the proposed field school activities, a Professor from Central Washington University, along with his assistants and approximately 25 students will be conducting cultural resources inventory.


AG Ferguson pledges legal defense of Washington’s national monuments

Sends letter asserting neither Zinke nor Trump have the legal authority to revoke national monuments

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson  sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Thursday, May 11, 2017 opposing the unprecedented review and potential rollback of national monument protections ordered by President Donald Trump. Ferguson asserts that neither Zinke nor Trump have the legal authority to revoke national monuments.

In his letter, Ferguson states he has a team ready to act to defend both Hanford Reach National Monument and San Juan Islands National Monument, if necessary.


Larsen to tour Lopez Community Land Trust Projects, County Public Works & meet with Friends Of The National Monument

Wednesday afternoon, May 10, 2017, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will visit Lopez Community Land Trust, a non-profit that works to provide affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and other dynamic rural development programs. Larsen will hear from leadership about federal funding challenges for affordable housing and tour one of their projects. Last August, Larsen toured San Juan Community Land Trusts’ Sun Rise Neighborhood which also serves low income families.


Comments due by May 5 on Odlin Park South development

The draft Management and Stewardship Plan and the Appendix A Ecological Assessment for Odlin South are   available for review. Comments will be accepted through May 5.  Odlin South is located next to San Juan County Odlin Park on Lopez Island. Comments or questions about the plan can be emailed to  donaw@sanjuanco.com; please put "Odlin South Draft Management Plan" as the subject of the e-mail.


Restriping for bikes on Cattle Point Road April 17-24

On April 17,  San Juan Island National Historical Park maintenance staff will begin Phase I of the Spring Road maintenance on Cattle Point Road. They will be re-striping and clearing road edges of Cattle Point Road to better accommodate bicycles, mopeds, and motorist. Phase I will be complete by April 25.

There will be no work on weekends. Phase II will begin in mid-June and should be completed by July 28, 2017.

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