San Juan Island Whale Watchers Make a Difference
In honor of Earth Day, and in an ongoing effort to heighten the public’s awareness of the issues affecting our local ecosystem, San Juan Island whale watching operators will donate a portion of proceeds from their tours on Saturday, April 24th to Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group and to People for Puget Sound.
Maya’s Westside Charters, San Juan Excursions, San Juan Outfitters, and Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours will each donate 25% of total proceeds for the day to Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group and San Juan Safaris will donate $300 to People for Puget Sound.
The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group (SFEG) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1990 to engage communities in habitat restoration and watershed stewardship in order to enhance salmon populations. As a non-governmental organization, they have unique cooperative relationships with local landowners, conservation groups, government agencies and tribes. Their regional boundaries include not only the Skagit River watershed, but also the Samish River and the watersheds of the San Juan Islands and northern Whidbey Island.
People for Puget Sound is a citizens' group established in 1991 to protect and restore the health of land and waters in the Puget Sound through education and action. They actively work toward: restoring salmon habitat, removing dams that inhibit salmon migration and cleaning the waters of the Puget Sound area.