• The beautiful San Juan Islands
  • Stormwater emptying into harborPhoto - Brian Rader, Pollution Prevention Specialist
  • Canoe JourneyPhoto - Swinomish Tribal Archive
  • Historical Lime Kiln
  • Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii)Copyright Creative Commons
  • Orca with tankerPhoto - Chris Teren
The beautiful San Juan Islands1 Stormwater emptying into harbor2 Canoe Journey3 Historical Lime Kiln4 Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii)5 Orca with tanker6


What we do

The San Juan Local Integrating Organization (SJ-LIO) meets regularly in two different forums: the Accountability Oversight Committee (AOC) meets quarterly and the Implementation Committee (IC) meets monthly, often on the first Wednesday of the month from 11:30-1:30 in Friday Harbor.

The SJ-LIO identifies local Pressures and directs funding and local actions towards reducing their impacts on the San Juan Islands.

The purpose of the San Juan Local Integrated Organization (SJ-LIO) is to:

  • Communicate with the Puget Sound Partnership (a state agency), county agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, and local watershed groups about local priorities that will advance the Action Agenda, a road map to Puget Sound recovery.
  • Identify local ecosystem pressures that impede recovery efforts.
  • Direct funding and local actions towards reducing the impacts of these pressures on the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea.

See About to learn more on the separate roles of these two committees.