San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Resources for our residents and community wellness through health and social services, education and volunteering.


Whimsy in the Woods

Director: Libby Valluzzi

Organization physical address: PO Box 304, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Email Director: fiddlehead3@gmail.com

Phone number Director: 206-913-1319

Organization Website: http://www.islandchildrenoutdoors.wordpress.com

Organization Mission Statement: Whimsy in the Woods is an Outdoor Enrichment Program in which children: feel a sense of connection and love for the natural world; discover the world and the people they share it with; have the freedom to wonder, dream, and learn about things that tickle them; develop their own passions that trigger a never-ending well of learning; engage with the real world by being active participants in it; develop into competent, unique individuals that are capable of leading successful and fulfilling lives.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group) Small Business.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Children ages 5-10. Full-day childcare / forest education program currently running Summertime only (June-Sept). Located on the South-end of Lopez Island.

 

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: Outdoor Education, Forest School, Environmental Education, Childcare, Children, Environment, Learning Opportunities for Youth, Kids, Stewardship, Summer Program.

Description of Services- Youth/Teen: A Full-day Outdoor Enrichment Program for school-age children that provides them with a safe, engaging, and exploratory environment to learn and engage with the natural world.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: People with specialized skills or talents who wish to share and provide a hands-on learning opportunity for the children can contact the Director.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Any and all donations go into a Scholarship fund to expand this program to children and families that need financial assistance.


Friends of the San Juans

Director: Stephanie Buffum

Organization physical address: 650 Mullis St # 201, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): PO Box 1344, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

Email Director: Stephanie@sanjuans.org

Phone number general: 360-378-2319

Organization Website: www.sanjuans.org

Organization Mission Statement: To protect and preserve the land, water and sea of the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea for people and nature.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group).

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Anyone who desires clean air, water and food, and healthy environment to live, work, and recreate.

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: San Juan archipelago and greater Salish Sea, environment, climate, shoreline, farms, technical assistance, walking paths, bike paths, sea level rise, forest, farmland, water, shipping, oil spill, comprehensive land use planning, advocacy, education, canoes, tribal, first nations, traditional ecological knowledge, culture, history, natural history, volunteer, plastic bag ban, iris, garden, wetland, coastal hazard, mapping, GIS, board of directors, earth, donate, endowment, divestment, solar power, tidal power, energy, labor, cargo ships, tanker ships, contributions, newsletter, Shaw, Orcas, San Juan, Orcas, Stuart, Canoe, Waldron, Blakely, Sucia, Matia, National Parks, National Monument, Orca, Orca Sing, marbled murrlett,, Island Marble Butterfly, Pinto Abalone, Surf smelt, sandlance, salmon, herring, rockfish, starfish, kayak, boat trips, feederbluffs, science, law, advocacy, policy, internship, Whales.

Description of Services, Families: Education, Technical assistance, natural history, and outdoor programs, camping, boating, safety, governance, canoe building and canoe trips.

Description of Services, Adults: Education, natural history trips, technical assistance, training in the field of environmental science and conservation. Field work and legal skills training and development, mentoring. outdoor programs, camping, boating, safety, governance.

Description of Services, Youth/Teen: Research, Education, Technical assistance, natural history mentoring; outdoor education; canoe building and canoe trips, training in the field of environmental science and conservation. Field work and legal skills training and development, mentoring.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Board member, events, office, mapping, boat, fish surveys, note taker, research, graphic design, fundraise, lead talks.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Yes – Cash, credit card, endowment campaign, annual fund.

Stewardship Network of the San Juan Islands

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Stewardship Network of the San Juan Islands

Although we have no physical office, we meet in Friday Harbor on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at Heritage Bank, 535 Market St Suite A. As members, we meet regularly to share ideas, collaborate to accomplish stewardship goals and develop and strengthen partnerships.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2133, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250, United States

Contact: Stewardshipsjis@gmail.com

Website: www.stewardshipsanjuans.org

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/stewardshipsji/

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Volunteers, environment, stewardship, public lands

Volunteer Needs: Seeking a volunteer coordinator for the 2017-18 year. Email for details. Position opens October 2017

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes! Support stewardship projects in the San Juan Islands. Support our annual Finee Awards given to community members who are good stewards of our islands and Salish Sea.

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