• 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


The San Juan Local Integrating Organization (SJ-LIO) is working on recovery projects that protect the local waters around the San Juan Islands, the Salish Sea, and Puget Sound.

Projects, or Near-term Actions, are:

  • Accomplished in a short-time period (i.e., two years);
  • Adopted by one or more “owners” who will help to secure funding and are responsible for their implementation;
  • Held accountable with quarterly reporting and status updates.

Some of these projects focus on maintaining oil spill readiness and response, removing derelict vessels, controlling and monitoring septic and stormwater runoff, protecting salmon habitats, and developing voluntary programs to prevent shoreline armoring.

For details on these projects, see Current Projects or Accomplished Projects.

For the quarterly status of each project, see PSP Report Card.