The Rights of the Salish Sea initiative will recognize the right of the Salish Sea to survive and thrive, and the right of those who live in and by the Salish Sea to a healthy climate, and clean air, water, and soil.

Community Rights San Juan Islands is a non-profit group working on The Rights of the Salish Sea initiative to bring Community Rights and Rights of Nature to San Juan County.

Community Rights: The right to say “no” to harmful industries and their impacts, and the right to say “yes” to a healthy ecosystem.

Rights of Nature: Recognizing the right of the Salish Sea watershed and natural communities to exist and flourish.

Why? Because as residents of the Salish Sea region, we share a responsibility to protect the relationships we have with the life-giving water and land that surrounds us.