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Broad Community Support

We'd like to thank the groups and individuals who have joined in supporting the creation of a San Juan Islands National Conservation Area or National Monument.
 
93.1% SupportCongressman Rick Larsen:
"This bill is the result of grassroots work from the local community, a group determined to protect this amazing area."
 
Senator Maria Cantwell:
"This locally-driven plan will ensure these cherished lands remain protected, accessible to the public and better managed to accommodate visitor use."
 
Senator Patty Murray:
"I am going to continue working with Senator Cantwell and Congressman Larsen to pass this legislation and help make this local vision a reality."
 
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar:
"The enthusiasm and support that the local community expressed for protecting the San Juans is inspiring and Interior should do all it can to support these efforts."
 
State Senator Kevin Ranker:
"Preserving the land would mean big things for the islands and the region. Protecting their natural beauty means protecting the quality of life on the islands locals and visitors alike. But more than environmental cause and natural legacy to be handed down for generations to come, saving these lands is also about the islands’ local, and in fact, our regional, economy and making sure that it remains strong."
[The poll results shown above are from an online poll by the Islands Weekly - March, 2012.]
 
Below is just a partial list of supporters who have informed us of their support - many others contacted their county government, Congress or the Administration directly. In addition, many people (over 5,000 at last count) took advantage of web links provided by Environment Washington or the Sierra Club to voice their support to the White House.
 
Please send us a copy of your letter so we can include you in our list.
Public Officials
 
Representative Rick Larsen
Senator Maria Cantwell
Representative Suzan DelBene
Senator Patty Murray
Governor Jay Inslee
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
Governor Christine Gregoire
San Juan County Council
Whatcom County Council
Skagit County Commissioners
Samish Indian Nation
State Senator Kevin Ranker
 
Organizations
 
San Juan County Economic Development Council
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
The San Juan Preservation Trust
Lummi Island Heritage Trust
Guemes Environmental Trust
Waldron Community Meeting
San Juan County Land Bank Commission Members
Washington Tourism Alliance
National Parks Conservation Association
Lopez Island Lions Club
Island County Tourism
Turn Point Lighthouse Preservation Society
Keepers of the Patos Light
North Sound Baykeeper Team
Nature Conservancy of Washington
Lopez Island School District
Lopez Island Conservation Corps
Friends of the San Juans
The Wilderness Society
The Sierra Club
Environment Washington
Kwiáht
Lopez Community Land Trust
BLM Volunteer Monitoring Group
Lopez Community Trails Network
SeaDoc Society
San Juan Islands Audubon Society
Lopez Island Family Resource Ctr
Friends of Chadwick
Veterans Conservation Corps
Vet Voice Foundation
The Dave Matthews Band
Green Edge Technology
A World Institute for Sustainable Humanity
Northwest Progressive Institute
 
Individuals
 
Russel Barsh
Erik Jonasson
Jim Berquist
Randall Gaylord
Iris Graville
Rowin Peterken
Harvey Himelfarb
Lincoln Bormann
Carla Chalker
Lovel Pratt
Charles Janeway
Chloe Mason

Michael & Margaret Jonas
Maxx Jones
Asha Lela
Nancy McCoy
John & Susan Waugh
Madrona Murphy
Bob Myhr

Georgann Greene
Noreene Ignelzi
Denise Wilk
Jean Peterson
Sonya Senstra
Justin Merrifield
Dave Zeretzke
Kathy Dretske
Jamie Lummins
Ron Metcalf
Judy Jackson
Linda Lyshall
Vivien Burnett
Nancy Greene
Fletcher Moore
Robert Herrmann
Ron Eklund
Scott Hatch
Kathleen Foley
Sandy Bishop
Michelle Herrera
David Parslow
Jerry Scherzinger
Mary Ferm
Jeri Howe
Gretchen Wing
Claudia Bushey
Mark Smaalders
Eric Baldwin
Monika Wieland
Karen Homitz
Shelby Prewitt
John Silvester
Ruth & Walter MacGinitie
Ben Cooper
Barbara Jensen
Celia Marquis
Olivia Gleason
Carol Churchill
Barbara Marrett
Danny Stephens
Lisa Byers
Estelle & Bob Shives
Katie Ogston
Kaari King
V Kay Keeler
Laurie Parker
Paula Dix
Lance Brittain
Pamela McCabe
Michele O'Loane
Sally Heard
Jim & Bev Smith
Annette Johnson
Ross Macfarlane
Wendy Phillips
Glen Coye
Jon Fosse
David & Cherill Perera
Don Johnson
Fran Hoag
Rebecca Rettmer
Susan Vernon
John & Patsy Sangster
Sherry Jones
Lynn Waller
Jacob Simmering
Jacqui Smith-Bates
Hannah Clark
Ann Osterberg
Rebecca Tilles
Leslie Larson
Michael Bennett
Gary Hoffman
Lena Turunen
Nicole Beaty
Tom Reeve
Lucei Robitaille
Robert Schilling
David Nutter
Andrea Rendon
Leona Jaeger
Chanel Ryss
Kate Czaja
Amanda Wedow
Danah Feldman
Erica Moon
Katie Fleming
Capt Chuck Cannon
Chris Greacen
Tad & Joyce Lhamon
Cathy Faulkner
Sally Reeve
Jennifer Turunen
Helen Sanders
Rebecca Hellman
Ann Marie Fischer
A. W. Emch
Joan Downs
Daryll Harrison
Brianne Swanson
Teresa Danielson
Robert Gamble
Sarah Crosby
Kerry Katza
Don & Carole Stone
Alison Ward
Jim Caleshu
Robert Walker
David Hudson
Jim Ghiglione
B Hally
Nikki Ruggiero
Charles Schietinger
Chase Schober
Sherry Brummel
Pinkham/Crockett/Smith families
R Philpott
Stephanie Hylton
Sarah Reeve
Susan Prichard
Dennis and Barbara Conrad
Vilina Sanburn-Bill
Bette Shuh
Mike Turner
Ken MacKay
Lew Thomas
Peter Coward
Jan Sundquist
Barbara Kelly
Ben Brown
Bill Chemnick
Holliday Wallace
Patricia Ward
Tara Garland-Dalton
Forrest Roberts
Maddie Housh
Mary WillAllen
C. Keith Wentworth
Amanda Hanstad
Douglas Cowan
Emily Dexter
Stephen Carter
Aileen Murphy
Thomas Riggins
Liela Nichols
Daniel Fremont & Emelie Van Vleet
Janice Williams
Ron Hall
Paul & Theresa Chemnick
Patricia Weston
Dale Navish
Brooke Schober
Tony Hennen
Rick McKenney
Sarah Stanley
Annette McKee
Richard Fagen
Deborah Hall
Susan Muckle
Amy McKee
Micah Collett
J. Johnston
Povl Lasso
Scott & Susan Jennings
Olivia Luke
Sylvia C. Smith
Bob Steele & Mary Swift
Patty Pirnack-Hamilton
Robin L Smith
Gerald Mickle
Chris Carter
Phil Heikkinen
Robert Christie
Jeanette Ross
Coleen Henry-Swantner
Maggie Lesoing
Aurore Maren
Liam Kelly
Cady A. Soukup
Deborah Bundy
Michael Reeve
Tyler J. Purdy
Jill Schober
Will Ashbaugh
Mary Lou Engert
Tim Seifert
Jeanette Whiting
Michele Rosen
Watson & Karen Grimes
Sydney Peterson
Lorinda Roland
Keldon Jardine
Ron Singler
Miro M Bodsky
Gary W Sterner
Ross Lockwood
Carson Sprenger
Audrey Kelly
Brian Spielman
Matthew Hummel
Solomon Bill
Regan Wensnahan
Sam Heller
Steve Horn
Joseph K. Gaydos
Andrea Cohen
J Macnab
Eric Adelberger
Hannah Hobi
Barbara Rosenkotter
Rosa Blair
Mali Fischer-Levine
Alexa Taylor
Carol Owens
Andrea Delyria
Kris, Betsy & Oliver Walker
Lorna Reese
Kathleen Burton
Les Schmertzler
Cathy Ellis
Linda Wales
Gregory Krivchenia
Kim Des Rochers
Carrie Hryciuk
Laurie Latta
Karalynn Ott
Chris, Denise, & Camille Dickin
Arlen Coiley
Frankie Clark
Jean Weinheimer
Michael DuPas
Thor Hanson
David Baugh
Theora Moench
Tamara Shane
Myran Anderson
Lewis Siegelbaum
Leslie Moch
Simone Engel
Wendy Mickle
Mark & Ann Pottier
Dirk Dyson
Dana Cram
Jim Austin
Marie Lorgen
Chris Libby
Juli North
Erin Corra
Shannon Faith
Corky and San Olson
Steve Thompson
Riley Magnuson
Kent Iriart
Nancy Wang
Diana O'Daugherty
Nora Ferm
Allen Clark
Steve Bloomfield
Eryn Dye
Ona Blue
Douglas Halsey
Carolyne Jaeger
Jodi Robin
Callie North
Connor Christie
Manuela Crowley
Marilyn Parman
Marc Cohen
Bruce T. Clark
Sarah Lyle
Lesley Liddle
Maya Lengyel
Terri L. McClelland
Sean McGee
Sheila Bishop
Neil Hanson
Bill Matthews
Polly Ham
Teddy and Alice Deane
Morry & Floy Dalton
Erika Davis
Linda DeLucchi
Mac Langford
Hall Beecher
Ana Malinoff
Sarka & Tony Martinez
Jill Mitchell
Matthew Haber
Jean Webster
Alexa Ogden
Lark Dalton
Karen Smaalders
Newell Burton
Bart Dawson
Kiana Oya
William Bettis
Bobbi Tangen
Ian & JoAnn Lange
Leslie Austin
Jim Skoog
Annie Houston
Blake Rankin
Jenea McDonald
Nia Bartolucci
Amy Vira
Dayle Gray
Ed Gutkowski
Maya Haber
Jean Perry
John Ben
Willow Fields
Jane McDowell
Beth Shirk
McCauley Fowler
Janet Dietrich
Doug McCutcheon
Alexandro Anaya
Deb Gore
Amanda Blue
Marcia Dawson
Tamara Cowan
Mark McMahan
Dee Axelrod
Katie Tomlinson
Liz Illg
Dixie Budke
Alex Spear
Judy McMillan
Tom Kramer
Darrell & Terra Dally
Bill & Ann Testerman
Linda Easly
Shelley Rolfe
Melanie Proctor
Carl Jones
Sandy Elliott
Ann Duecy Norman
Karen McClure
David Loyd
Robert and Jeannie Naiman
Jane Wentworth
Lydia Lukahnovich
Autumn Gruenwald
Alesha & Adam Bailey
Susan Bill
Nate Drahn
Kara Rowan
Ron Norman
Barbara Voss
Jeff & Dianne Dyer
Edward Kelm
Steve McKeon
Tony Angell
Nancy Towers
Ron Zee
Debbie Kosman
Betsy and John Darrah
Katharine Wilson
Katie Dunn
Seth Snapp
Karin Brittain
Byron & Dana Moffett
Hank Hill
Angelo Cly
Christine Finneran
Businesses
 
A. Lister and Associates
Acanthus Fine Antiques, Decorative Arts & Interior Design
Adventure Associates of WA
Alder Bungalow Vacation Rental
Angel's Food
Anne Dawson Quilt Restoration
Arawak
Archipelago Press
Arctic Raven Gallery
Arrowhead Property Care
Authentic Stone & Brickwork, Inc.
Barbara L. Nason, CPA
Bay Inlet Beach Cottage
Beach Haven Resort
Beachcombers Artwork
Bird Rock Hotel
Blooms and Brushes
Blossom Grocery
Blue Fjord Cabins
Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast
Buchanan Consulting
Buchanan Watercolors
C&C Equipment Company
Caffé La Boheme
Carolyn Cameron Photography
Ch Malay Studio & Gallery
Classic Daysailing
Classics Unbound
Coho Restaurant
Colin Goode Gallery & Studio
Concepia
Cozy Cabin on Lopez Island
Craig Withrow LLC
Crow Valley Pottery
Custom Wood Finishes
David Svilar Photography
Davis Autobody
Diana G. Hancock, Attorney at Law
Discovery Sea Kayaks
Doe Bay Resort & Retreat
Dragonsfly
Earthbox Inn & Spa
Emerald Isle Sailing Charters
Environment Design
Eric A. Kessler Photographer
Faith Van De Putte, LMP
Flat Point Beach Cabin
Flint Beach Ohana Farm
Flower Mountain Tree Services
Four Winds * Westward Ho
Friday Harbor Art Studio
Galley Restaurant
Green Heart Seeds
Greene Partners architecture and design
Gudgell Properties
Harrison House Suites
Heart of the Garden
Horse Drawn Farm
Isabel's Espresso
Island Bicycles
Island Fibers
Island Healing Arts
Island Stage Left
Islands Home Technology
Isle be Jammin'/Mellowoods and Music Store
Juniper Lane Guest House
Just Heavenly Fudge Factory
Kate Scott Design
Lacrover Farm
Ledger Investments
Lopez Acupuncture & Integrated Health
Lopez Island Electric Company
Lopez Island Jewelry
Lopez Island Vineyards
Lopez Village Market
Lopezrocks Web Design
Lummi Island Realty
Lydia Arts
MacKaye Harbor Inn
Maedeup Jewelry
Maritime's Marine Center
Martin Taylor Photography & Edna Gallery
Matthew Gray Palmer Fine Arts
Meadow Wood Cottage
Meg Partridge LLC
Midnight's Farm
Mitchell Bay Farm & Nursery
Molly Preston Arts
Moore Woodworks
Nancy Bingham Pottery
Northwest Yachts
Old Trout Inn Bed & Breakfast
Olga Pottery
One Clay Hill Farm
Orcas Island Shuttle
Orcas Island Taxi
Orcas Montessori School
Orcas Oasis Vacation Rental
OrcasDigerati.com
Outdoor Odysseys Kayak Tours
Pacific Wind Designs
Paper Scissors on the Rock
Pawki's - For Pets
Perch Design
Peter C. Fisher Gallery
Quilt Artist, Historian and Consultant
R.M. Diversified Art
Ravens Rook Lodging
Red Rabbit Farm
Robert Hare Stavers Photography
Robert S. Harrison Photography
Rozewood Environmental Services
Sail the San Juans
San Juan Golf & Country Club
San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours
San Juan Kayak Expeditions
Schneider Design
Scott Hatch Design
Seacliff Cottage
SeaStar Lofts
Seraphim Soap
Serendipity Used Books
Sircely Marketing & Design
Spring Bay Inn
Starfish Marine
Start to Finnish Painting
Sterling Silver Jewelry
Steve Horn Photography
Stonecrest Jam
Sunnyfield Studio
SunPenny Creations
T&D Farms
Taste of Persia
The Bay Company
The Imogen Cunningham Trust
The Place Restaurant and Bar
Tom Cowan Consulting
Tom Hoffmann Watercolors
Treebone Pottery
Treehugger Timber Products
Tucker House Inn B&B
Turtleback Farm Inn
Village Cycles
Virginia Erhardt, Ph. D. - Licensed Psychologist
Vision Accomplished Services
Vita Wildly Delicious
Vorobik Botanical Art
Vortex Cafe and Juice Bar
WaterWorks Gallery
Western Prince Whale and Wildlife Tours
Whispers of Nature
Willow Rose Studio
Willow Studio Jewelry
Willows Inn
Windermere Real Estate
Windswept Fine Art Studio and Gallery
Body Boat Blade International
Orcas Weddings
Camp Nor'wester
Crystal Seas Kayaking
Cascadia Kayak Tours
Emerald Marine Products
Olive Glass
Island Home Services
Jonelle Johnson Watercolors
Lauri Gallo Childbirth Education and Doula Services
Rain Shadow Consulting
Siren Boutique
 
Individuals (continued)
 
Inez Noble Black
Oscar & Alie Smaalders
Tony Ridley
Helen Gamble
Lisa Lawrence
Laura Derevensky
John Feekes
Anne Heitbrink
Brad Buchanan
Barbara Fulton
Sandy Evans
Claudia Bradley
Janet Alderton
Bill Hemmer
Peter & Susan Corning
Elizabeth Denison
Marlys Waller
Susie Teague
Richard Cooke
Karin & Pete Gandini
Stephanie Peterken
Candy Midkiff
Barbara Bono
Paul Henriksen
Louisa Nishitani
Eric Rehm
Madrona Woolem
Steven Vandor
Jen Carlson
Sam Gray
David Roberts
John Martin Hansen
Matt Krogh
Louise Dustrude
Steve Dager
Janet Vogelzang
Rob & Deb Williams
Mary Beth Ostlund
Lisa Wolford
Ginger Lowell
Nancy Caleshu
David Lutz
Brian Kvistad
Marcus Latham
Doug Strandberg
Paul Beaudet
Ted Gibbons
Cynthia Hubbard
Pat Chemnick
James Smith
Chary Caren
Jenny Prescott
Gene Helfman
Judith Feingold
Meg & Dennis Ryan
Jane Ward
Del Guenther
Leslee Bangs
Andria Hagstrom
Bob & Dianne Marshak
Mary and Gil Masters
Dan Jenison
Dale Roundy
Martha Sharon
Tim Clark
Shona Aitken
Brian Nau
Cindy & Mike Matthies
Eric Kessler
Tod Collins
Alix Thorson
John Nopson
Pat Miller
Parvin Baharloo
Charles Janeway
Frederick Baesman
Heather Arps
Florence Wagner
Zack and Irene Blomberg
Mary Wondra
Elso Lawrence

Barbara Keller
Carol & Jon Avent
Peggy Bill
Charles & Nancy Givens
Greg & Margueriete Stafford
Gordon Jonasson
Russell D. Bacha
Irmgard Conley
Fiona Norris
Janice Peterson
Hailey Moilanen
Nancy Kelly-Girvin
Tahoma Wrubleski
Joan Cline
Kathy Dickin
Angie Krieger
Susan Sterner
Kirman Taylor
Maria Crawford
Deborah & Carl Thomson
Doris Brevoort
Shaun Hubbard
Linda Winchell
Stanley Piha
Kitri Falxa
Charlie Behnke
David Dehlendorf
John and Susan McCollister
Wenda Miller
Don & Jo Graham
Michael Peterson
Cynthia Dilling

Murray Trelease
Kathy Swart
Albert L. Wampler
George Lawson
Allison Snow
Sandy Goddard
Andrea McMillan
Rod Belshee
Mary Jo Kerr
Julie Paschkis
Richard Myers
Linda Oak Weissman
Karrie Cooper
G Hestad
Nathan Hodges
Nancy Keynar
Leah Clark
Heather K. Mitchell
Tom & Laurie Miller
Will Roozen
Grant Fisher
Patricia Johnson
Pete Rose
Marie Villa
Meredith Moench
Tom Cowan
Cliff Deem
Kate R. Combs
Pamela and Guy Harper
Bob Bushey
Gary Vaughn
V. Palmer
Kenneth Lauritzen
Lance Evans
Bob & Jane Garcia
David Cottrell
Cosmos Cordova
Johanna Smith
Barb Adams
Scott Honeywell
Sara Bayer
Tak Peralta
Nick Sciretts
Becky Terrell
Liza Michaelson
David and Geri Turnoy
Wendy Eklund
Micki Ryan
Sonya Anderson
Amelia Matera
Judy Meyer
J. Fritz
John Drew
David Bill
Jeanne Morris
Janet Yang
Randolph Kelb
The Hu Family
Michael Foulkes
Jack Pedigo
Judith Marcus
Amanda Azous
Robin & Jim Gates
Geoffrey Heard
Rhea Miller
Breton Carter
Curtis Lockwood
Chris Towers
Mary F. Mahoney
Peter Mannelian
Donna-Marie Cahill
Lisa Jacobson
Joe Neumann
Linda Hudson
Chris & Jason Hensel
Rick Hegdahl
Emebet Bill
Franja Bryant
Derek Cram
Marc & Lorraine Cascio
Barbara Carver
Sue Washburn
Karen Vedder
Roger Ellison
Shanley Lett
Barbara McKeon
Jaise Poole
Joules
John and Carol Whetten
Patience Taylor
Dawn Nelson-Alexander
Raiti Waerness
Andrea Finley
Miriam Drahn
Tui Lindsey
Polly Ceccanti
Jessica Burton
Robin Bentley
Eleanor Hartmann
Maddie Fisher
Amy McAuliffe
Brooke Beecher
Tim & Nadeane Rutledge
Sarah Thornton
Lisa Biehl
Taylor Clark
Michael Sato
Joe McAuliffe
Donald L. Greene
Bob Clemence
Cameron Gray
Clare Kelm
Mike Colyar
Kerry Pflugh
Kari Koski
George Kaas
Sebastian Lasbo
Phil Middleton
Patti Dunn
Lorraine Lewis
Jim Straughan
Michele Gruenwald
Axel Rendon
Jo Kaas
Dona Wuthnow
Tom & Erin Sitterley
Megan Lewis
Maggie Heard
Jennifer Lynch
Cassandra Schoenman
Max Baer
Richard Spoelstra
Katie May
Will Silva
Russ McMillan
Elizabeth Geison
Sheila Conoley
Anne Hays
Lynn K Edwards
Marcia Miller
Nikki Turunen
Jane Fuller
Mark Juneau
Susan Yoshihara
Linda Ellsworth
Dan Powell
Brenda Radatzke
Cathy Castillo
Owen Miller
Erin Harlan