Ferries, fire, whales, news, arts, radio, planes

In the “dark ages” we could communicate with others in the San Juan Islands by telephone, mail (the old-fashioned kind) or in-person interaction, even if we had to get there by boat. Then the Internet, a mixed blessing if there ever was one, was accessible by nearly everyone. Various hand-held devices allow nearly instant communication from everywhere but the dead zones. If your organization wants to be more visible, create a Web site. In the San Juan Islands, resources are available through Web sites that inform or entertain, sometimes both at the same time. Here are some links for Shaw Island, San Juan County, and beyond.


SHAW ISLAND

WSF Ferry

Shaw Ferry Landing— 360-468-2142
General Information— www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
General Questions— 888-808-7977
Vessel Watch— www.wsdot.com/Ferries/VesselWatch

Fire Department  

Burn permits —www.sanjuanco.com/1091/Burn-Permits
Fire Chief  Jon Shannon—360-317-6755
To join Fire Department, contact Jon Shannon
To join the Aid Team, contact Helen Riggins—360-468-3602

Community Center—468-2908

Library & Historical Society—360-468-4068

www.shawislandlibrary.org
headlibrarian@shawislandlibrary.org

School District

468-2570
www.shawislandschool.org
office@shaw.k12.wa.us

County Park

Information— 378-8420
Reservations—378-1842 Make a reservation online here
General info
List of features

General Store

468-2288
www.shawgeneralstore.com

Post Office—468-2157

Gatehouse Seeds 

http://www.shawislandgatehouse.blogspot.com/

SAN JUAN ISLANDS: NEWSPAPERS/ARTS

Radio Free Olga

www.radiofreeolga.com

San Juan Journal

www.sanjuanjournal.com

Island Sounder

www.islandssounder.com 

San Juan Arts Council

sjcartscouncil.org/artscouncil

Shark Reef, a Literary Magazine

sharkreef.org


SAN JUAN ISLANDS

Opalco

376-3500
Power Outage 376-3599
www.opalco.com

Saltwater People Historical Society

www.saltwaterpeoplehistoricalsociety.blogspot.com

San Juan County

www.co.san-juan.wa.us 

Whole Islands Network

wholeislandsnetwork.net


SAN JUAN ISLANDS: ENVIRONMENT

Center for Biological Diversity

www.biologicaldiversity.org

Center for Whale Research

http://www.whaleresearch.com

Friends of the San Juans

www.sanjuans.org

Perennial Post (Master Gardeners)

sjcmastergardeners.wordpress.com

San Juan County Land Bank

www.sjclandbank.org

San Juan Islands Conservation District

sanjuanislandscd.org

San Juan Preservation Trust

sjpt.org


TRANSPORTATION

 

Washington State Ferries WSF

Shaw Ferry Landing 360-468-2142
General Information www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
General Questions 888-808-7977
Vessel Watch www.wsdot.com/Ferries/VesselWatch

San Juan Islands Ferry Group
sjiferrygroup.com

Other forms of transportation


Airlift Northwest
800-426-2430
www.uwmedicine.org/airlift-nw

Airporter Shuttle (Bellair)
866-235-5247
www.airporter.com

Amtrak
800-872-7245
amtrak.com

Island Airporter
360-378-7438
islandairporter.com

Kenmore Air
866.435.9524
kenmoreair.com

San Juan Airlines
800-874-4434
sanjuanairlines.com

Skagit Transit
360-757-4433
www.skagittransit.org


Other Sites of Interest


Biotoxin Information (Red Tide)
ww4.doh.wa.gov/gis/mogifs/biotoxin.htm

Washington Poison Center
800-732-6985

Shellfish Safety Hotline
800-562-5632