Advocacy and Research

San Juan County Charter Review Commission: We have two members who are candidates for the upcoming charter review commission for 2021. If elected, they will work to ensure protections for the Salish Sea are incorporated into the revised charter language.

County Comprehensive Plan: Our Comp Plan team is working with community members to ensure language envisioning a healthy, thriving Salish Sea bioregion is reflected in the vision for San Juan County’s Comprehensive Plan going forward.

Local organizations: We work regularly with local organizations including Friends of the San Juans, SeaDoc Society, Transitions, and more to learn how Rights of Nature thinking and language can help these organizations in the work they do to protect the Salish Sea.

Research Project: We are participating in an ongoing research project with the community, to discover community perspectives on Rights of Nature and Community Rights.