Photo by Libby Baldwin for San Juan Excursions

A New Year Means a New Chance to Save our Orcas!

As you reflect back on 2013, you may remember moments of both triumph and tragedy in your life. You may think about the highs and lows of the year and use those memories to reflect on what you want to change, or what kinds of New Year’s […]

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Juvenile bald eagle, photo by Heather Callin

Wolf Hollow Helps Keep Our Wildlife Wild!

As residents of San Juan Island, we hear plenty about the multitude of wildlife conservation efforts that are a huge part of life here – from shore-based whale-watching, to the annual Christmas Bird Count, to keeping a safe distance from our 4,000+ harbor seals. But there are […]

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Whale Museum Looks for Votes to Name L-119

Cast Your Vote to Name L-119, the New Orca Calf! Each year The Whale Museum gives names to calves of the Southern Resident Community who have survived a full winter. This year, it’s time to name L-119 (female), first seen in May of 2012 and the offspring […]

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Soroptimists Fund WIC Vouchers for Farmers Market

  San Juan island has the largest year-round population of the 172 islands that compose San Juan County, yet there are only about 6400 people here. But what’s interesting is that on this one island of 6400 people, there are over 135 non-profit organizations. Need we say […]

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Loro Stokes and Mayor Carrie Lacher

The Fluke: A Valentine’s Gift to the Town

On Valentine’s Day, a small crowd gathered to dedicate ‘The Fluke’, the Town of Friday Harbor’s first public art piece, a polished aluminum whale tail sculpture weighing 180 pounds. This life-size statue measuring 12 feet across and 4 feet high, is installed on the corner of A […]

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Fluke By the Ferry?

Islanders are rallying to collect money to install a beautiful sculpture of a whale fluke at the top of the ferry landing. Led by consummate volunteer Lori Stokes, the project needs to raise $25,000 to purchase the Micajah Bienvenu sculpture and install it on the huge rock […]

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