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Take the San Juan Islands Pledge

Why Take The San Juan Islands Pledge?

The San Juan archipelago is one of the most cherished destinations in the Pacific Northwest. However, the San Juan Islands have delicate ecosystems with limited space for all who live here. The San Juan Islands Pledge is simple: when you act as an ecologically and socially responsible visitor you are actively contributing to the future of the San Juans. So by taking the pledge, you help our small islands in a big way. By 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.

Let us acknowledge that we reside on the ancestral lands and waters of the Coast Salish people who have called this place home since time immemorial and let us honor inherent, aboriginal, and treaty rights that have been passed down from generation to generation. 

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 help out with the drought and turn off the spout.

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.

By providing the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau with your information, we can understand the full reach and impact of the stewardship message of the pledge.  The Visitors Bureau will not sell or share the information you provide. This data is for internal purposes only.

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San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
1-888-468-3701 | (360) 378-9551
P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
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