GIVING BACK TO WHALE AND SALMON CONSERVATION & RESEARCH
Committed to Stewardship
By choosing San Juan Safaris and San Juan Island Outfitters for their whale watch and sea kayak tour experience, guests contribute to the conservation effort. For every tour ticket sold, $2 is donated to orca and salmon conservation.
Since the inception of the Conservation Fund in 2015, San Juan Safaris and San Juan Island Outfitters have donated over $200,000 to three primary organizations: The Center for Whale Research, Save Our Wild Salmon, and Long Live the Kings as well as smaller donations to The Whale Museum, San Juan County Land Bank, San Juan Preservation Trust, and the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea.
The Center for Whale Research is a non-profit that monitors the Southern Resident Community of Killer Whales (SRKWs) through photo identification and observations, which are listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act. Save Our Wild Salmon is a nationwide coalition of organizations working to restore healthy populations of wild salmon, the SRKWs’ main food source, to river systems on the Pacific Northwest through dam removal and restoration. Their main efforts are focused on the Columbia and Snake River Basins. Long Live the Kings is a non-profit organization working towards restoring wild steelhead and salmon populations through education and outreach and by creating effective wild habitat management programs.
Brian Goodremont, the business owner of San Juan Safaris and San Juan Island Outfitters, says that “after careful research and consultation with government and non-governmental organizations, we have determined that these three recipients of the Conservation Fund would have the greatest ability to make the largest positive impact on the overall health of the Southern Resident Killer Whales and their recovery through research and salmon restoration.”