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San Juan County's message for Orca Action Month: Give Whales Space

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 1, 2023 – June is Orca Action Month, and this year, San Juan County is joining partners around the Salish Sea to celebrate the Lasting Legacies of these sentinel animals.

This month, the County’s Marine Program staff and Marine Resources Committee members will be ramping up their outreach efforts with Be Whale Wise partners on both sides of the border to educate boaters about how to boat responsibly to protect these endangered whales and the many other species that call these waters home. 

Be Whale Wise is a transboundary partnership of State, Provincial, and Federal agencies and non-profits in British Columbia and Washington State to provide outreach and education to boaters.

  • Published in Whales

Work on Killebrew Lake Road culvert repair begins July 10 on Orcas Island

Killebrew Lake Rd Closure

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 31, 2023 – The County will begin a project to replace a culvert on Killebrew Lake Road, just east of Laporte Road. The FEMA-funded project will install a 12-foot-wide box culvert, specially designed to improve fish passage to Bayhead Creek and withstand significant storms. 

  • Published in Public Works

Buck and Boulton are now co-brokers

After working together at Coldwell Banker/San Juan Islands, Inc. for more than 23 years, Sam Buck and Laura Boulton have teamed up as co-brokers. Sam, a native born San Juan Islander, has been a top producer for most of his 34 years as a real estate broker and Laura, a San Juan Islander for over 25 years, has been a licensed broker for more than 30 years with 25 of those years here on the island.

  • Published in People