Environmental Stewardship

We preserve our fresh water resources, protect the marine environment, and manage recycling and solid waste throughout the County by implementing projects and programs in partnership with others.

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  1. J Pod by Katie Jones

    Boaters Play Critical Role in Protecting Endangered Whales

    San Juan County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship calls on boaters to act as stewards of our fragile marine ecosystem by adhering to regulations and following Be Whale Wise boating practices for the safety of all in the Salish Sea. Read on...
  2. Whale Warning Flag by Jeanne Hyde

    Let Your Flag Fly! Use the Whale Warning Flag to Protect Both Whales and Boaters

    Across the region, homes and businesses will soon be displaying the Stars and Stripes to herald the Fourth of July holiday. Meanwhile, on the waters of the Salish Sea, another flag can be spotted - the whale warning flag. Read on...
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