Thriving Islands

The New Story of a Thriving, Resilient Salish Sea

Imagine that your bioregion is filled with healthy, just, sustainable, thriving resilient communities that are in conscious relationship with the natural world and one another. Envision a living network of local communities cultivating resilience, developing their unique gifts, and sharing those with their neighbors in the region. If you live on or around the Puget Sound – the region known as The Salish Sea – there is a New Story on the horizon.

The mission of the Thriving Salish Sea Project is to support and accelerate the emerging movement of communities living into new stories of thriving and resilience in the Salish Sea basin.

About the Salish Sea

The Salish Sea is an indigenous name for the area that includes Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Georgia Strait, and all of their connecting water channels. Read post

Amplifying Networks

Our Vision: To assemble our gifts into a harmonized tool bank that sparks and accelerates an unprecedented regional emergence of thriving and resilient communities. Read post

Nawtsamaat Alliance

The Nawt-sa-maat Alliance is calling for “Unprecedented Unified Action” to protect and restore the Salish Sea and the communities surrounding it. Read post

News and Updates

A coalition of Coast Salish Nations have drafted the International Treaty to Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea. The International Treaty will enable Coast Salish Nations and their allies, the Nawt-sa-maat Alliance, to speak with one voice regarding tankers, ports, and pipelines. Read post

Resources and Ways to Participate

A primary purpose of the Thriving Salish Sea Project is to identify what’s working in local communities and facilitate the replication of those successes. Follow us to learn about what’s going on in our community, and how you can get involved. Read post

Thrive San Juan Islands

THRIVE 1. To make steady progress; to prosper. 2. To grow vigorously; to flourish What is Thrive San Juan Islands? The vision of the Thriving Islands Initiative is to connect communities and promote environmental sustainability, social equity and economic vitality. We do this to build resiliency in San Juan County, and across the Salish Sea, Read post