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San Juan Islands National Monument

August 2 - August 8

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Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, noxious weeds eradication and recreation site maintenance. The crew will be transported to and from base camp to the work areas via carpools and or boat with minimal hiking involved. Dependent on the weather, projects may be performed on outer islands. Volunteers will be engaged with a handful of other agency representatives in the San Juan Islands and also working outside of Bureau of Land Management lands. It takes an island and we all share when we can!


Bureau of Land Management


Car Camping Tent Sites


Day hiking up to 4 miles each work day

Project Rating


Minimum Volunteer Age


Maximum Group Size


Area and Attractions

Nestled in the heart of the Salish Sea, the San Juan Islands are very old mountain tops shaped by glacial activity about 12,000 years ago, and are often considered the gem of Washington State. The San Juan Islands National Monument encompasses approximately 1000 acres across the Salish Sea and includes over 75 sites of headlands, rocks, and islands. The Pacific Ocean's maritime air moderates the climate year-round and the islands support one of the most varied wildlife populations and variety of habitats in the Northwest. Lopez Island is the most rural of the three major islands, covering 29.5 square miles. The landscape blends woods with rolling farmlands and open spaces with shimmering vistas. Numerous hiking trails are nearby with public access to beaches. Lopez Island is a desired destination for road biking for families mostly because it is the most flat island of the 4 ferry served islands. Lopez Island has some of the best sea kayaking and paddleboarding in all of the San Juan Islands.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will be staying at Odlin Park Group Campsite on the north end of Lopez Island. There is no electricity available at this site. However, electricity outlets are available nearby in the park. Vault toilets and fresh water are available nearby. Showers are available at the Lopez Village Park during the week which is approximately 4 miles away. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.


No aiport pickup provided for this trip. The closest airport is Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. Meeting times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.


San Juan Islands National Monument
148 Odlin Park Road, Lopez Island, Washington 98261 United States