Take the Pledge

The San Juan archipelago is one of the most cherished destinations in the Pacific Northwest.

By taking the San Juan Islands Pledge and committing to be a responsible visitor, you can help ensure that the San Juans remain a beautiful and unique place to live, work, and play for generations to come.



I pledge to explore the San Juan Islands responsibly.

I will come prepared for any experience.

I will bring what I need, and won’t leave anything behind.

I will be courteous to all on the road, no matter the number of wheels.

I will feed my sense of adventure, but never the wildlife.

I will wander in the middle of the beach, not in the middle of the street.

I will venture into unfamiliar places while staying on familiar trails.

I will carve the waves and not the trees.

I will camp for the night in a designated site.

I will keep my distance from the seals and whales using a motor, paddle, or sails.

I will keep my fire in a ring and store-bought firewood I will bring.

I will leash my dog on the street and on the trail, and dispose of waste in the proper place.

I will use a lens to zoom and give wildlife plenty of room.



Stewardship in the San Juans

Stewardship in the San Juans

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