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Over 150 businesses ask President Obama to help

Over 150 local businesses sent the following letter to President Obama in support protecting these lands.
 

June 1, 2012

The Honorable Barack Obama

President of the United States

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC 20500

 

Dear President Obama,

 

As business owners we have a strong interest in the economic health of the San Juan Islands. The economy of the San Juans depends on the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that attract residents, visitors and businesses to these islands.

 

We are writing today to express support for protection of the BLM lands in the San Juan Islands as either a National Monument or National Conservation Area.

 

These lands are key pieces of the landscape that defines our islands - places like Cattle Point, Turn Point, Patos Island, Watmough Bight and Indian Island. The natural landscape and recreational opportunities provided by these public lands attract the residents and visitors who keep our businesses vibrant.

 

Designation of these BLM lands as a National Monument or National Conservation Area would protect nationally significant ecological, historical, scientific, cultural and recreational resources. These lands are already in federal ownership. We want to ensure they are managed with the best interest of the local community in mind. A conservation designation would ensure that the lands are managed for their natural and recreational value and give the local community a strong voice in planning for their management.

 

By protecting the natural and recreational values of our public lands you can support and protect our economy by ensuring that the San Juan Islands continue to attract and retain the visitors, residents, young families and retirees that keep our economy healthy.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Undersigned Businesses of the San Juan Islands

 

CC:     The Honorable Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Patty Murray, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Rick Larsen, U.S. House of Representatives

 


Ann Lister

A. Lister and Associates

Orcas Island, WA

 

Jenny Prescott

Acanthus Fine Antiques, Decorative Arts & Interior Design

San Juan Island, WA

 

Sandra Braun

Adventure Associates of WA

Seattle, WA

 

Kari Schuh

Alder Bungalow Vacation Rental

Orcas Island, WA

 

Jacob and Kristi Angel

Angel's Food

Orcas Island, WA

 

Anne Dawson

Anne Dawson Quilt Restoration

Lopez Island, WA

 

Robyn Hampton

Arawak

Lopez Island, WA

 

Archipelago Press

San Juan Island, WA

 

Lee Brooks

Arctic Raven Gallery

San Juan Island, WA

 

Jim Skoog

Arrowhead Property Care

San Juan Island, WA

 

Donna Hasbrouck

Authentic Stone & Brickwork, Inc.

Lopez Island, WA

 

Barbara L. Nason

Barbara L. Nason, CPA

Lopez Island, WA

 

Lauren Stephens

Bay Inlet Beach Cottage

Lopez Island, WA

 

Beach Haven Resort

Orcas Island, WA

 

Shannon Hoffman

Beachcombers Artwork

Lopez Island, WA

 

Steffi Wehner

Bird Rock Hotel

San Juan Island, WA

 

Anne Whirledge Karp

Blooms and Brushes

Lopez Island, WA

 

Brian Kvistad

Blossom Grocery

Lopez Island, WA

 

Lorraine & Tom Lewis

Blue Fjord Cabins

Lopez Island, WA

 

Bogdan and Carol Kulminski

Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast

Orcas Island, WA

 

Brad Buchanan

Buchanan Consulting

Lopez Island, WA

 

Caroline Buchanan

Buchanan Watercolors

Orcas Island, WA

 

Gayle Keith-Ashley

C&C Equipment Company

Orcas Island, WA

 

Robert Herrmann

Caffé La Boheme

Lopez Island, WA

 

Carolyn Cameron

Carolyn Cameron Photography

Lopez Island, WA

 

Christa Malay

Ch Malay Studio & Gallery

Lopez Island, WA

 

Ward Fay

Classic Daysailing

Orcas Island, WA

 

John Ashenhurst

Classics Unbound

Orcas Island, WA

 

David Pass

Coho Restaurant

San Juan Island, WA

 

Colin and Moira Goode

Colin Goode Gallery & Studio

Lopez Island, WA

 

John Sinclair

Concepia

San Juan Island, WA

 

William Gregory

Cozy Cabin on Lopez Island

Lopez Island, WA

 

Craig Withrow

Craig Withrow LLC

Lopez Island, WA

 

Jeffri Coleman and Michael Rivkin

Crow Valley Pottery

Orcas Island, WA

 

Liz Scranton

Custom Wood Finishes

Lopez Island, WA

 

David Svilar

David Svilar Photography

Lopez Island, WA

 

Davis Autobody

Orcas Island, WA

 

Diana G. Hancock

Diana G. Hancock, Attorney at Law

Lopez Island, WA

 

Richard Swanson

Discovery Sea Kayaks

San Juan Island, WA

 

Jami Mitchell

Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Orcas Island, WA

 

Daphne Morris

Dragonsfly

Lopez Island, WA

 

Steffi Wehner

Earthbox Inn & Spa

San Juan Island, WA

 

David Lutz

Emerald Isle Sailing Charters

Orcas Island, WA

 

Dennis and Meg Ryan

Environment Design

Lopez Island, WA

 

Eric A.Kessler

Eric A. Kessler Photographer

San Juan Island, WA

 

Faith Van De Putte

Faith Van De Putte, LMP

Lopez Island, WA

 

Liz Malinoff

Flat Point Beach Cabin

Lopez Island, WA

 

Sally & Tom Reeve

Flint Beach Ohana Farm

Lopez Island, WA

 

Irene Blomberg

Flower Mountain Services

Lopez Island, WA

 

Paul Sheridan

Four Winds * Westward Ho

Orcas Island, WA

 

Howard Rosenfeld

Friday Harbor Art Studio

San Juan Island, WA

 

Jeff Nichols

Galley Restaurant

Lopez Island, WA

 

Ana Malinoff

Green Heart Seeds

Lopez Island, WA

 

Joe and Nancy Greene

Greene Partners architecture and design

Lopez Island, WA

 

Wally Gudgell

Gudgell Properties

Orcas Island, WA

 

Anna Maria de Freitas and David Pass

Harrison House Suites

San Juan Island, WA

 

Donna Hasbrouck

Heart of the Garden

Lopez Island, WA

 

Ken & Kathryn Akopiantz

Horse Drawn Farm

Lopez Island, WA

 

Julia Rogers

Isabel's Espresso

Lopez Island, WA

 

Paul and Martha Ahart

Island Bicycles

San Juan Island, WA

 

Maxine Bronstein & Debbie Hayward

Island Fibers

Lopez Island, WA

 

Michele Morrissey

Island Healing Arts

Lummi Island, WA

 

Helen Machin-Smith

Island Stage Left

San Juan Island, WA

 

Matt Bailey

Islands Home Technology

Lopez Island, WA

 

Kirk Fuhrmeister

Isle be Jammin'/Mellowoods and Music Store

San Juan Island, WA

 

Juniper Maas

Juniper Lane Guest House

San Juan Island, WA

 

MarJoe Davidson and Natalie Wilson

Just Heavenly Fudge Factory

Lopez Island, WA

 

Kate Scott

Kate Scott Design

Lopez Island, WA

 

Paul Lacrampe & Katie Hover

Lacrover Farm

San Juan Island, WA

 

Lauren Stephens

Ledger Investments

Lopez Island, WA

 

Julienne Battalia

Lopez Acupuncture & Integrated Health

Lopez Island, WA

 

Jeff Hein

Lopez Island Electric Company

Lopez Island, WA

 

Tina Finneran

Lopez Island Jewelry

Lopez Island, WA

 

Brent Charnley

Lopez Island Vineyards

Lopez Island, WA

 

Aaron and Christine Dye

Lopez Village Market

Lopez Island, WA

 

Povl Lasbo

Lopezrocks Web Design

Lopez Island, WA

 

Colleen McCrory

Lummi Island Realty

Lummi Island, WA

 

Lydia Lukahnovich

Lydia Arts

Lopez Island, WA

 

Mike and Robin Bergstrom

MacKaye Harbor Inn

Lopez Island, WA

 

Peggy Stratton

Maedeup Jewelry

Lopez Island, WA

 

Lisa Salfridge

Maritime's Marine Center

Anacortes, WA

 

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor Photography & Edna Gallery

Orcas Island, WA

 

Matthew Gray Palmer

Matthew Gray Palmer Fine Arts

San Juan Island, WA

 

Jo-Ann Lange

Meadow Wood Cottage

Lopez Island, WA

 

Meg Partridge

Meg Partridge LLC

Lopez Island, WA

 

David Bill

Midnight's Farm

Lopez Island, WA

 

Bruce & Colleen Howe-Gregory

Mitchell Bay Farm & Nursery

San Juan Island, WA

 

Molly Preston

Molly Preston Arts

Lopez Island, WA

 

Eric Moore & Jane Hobbs

Moore Woodworks

Lopez Island, WA

 

Nancy Bingham

Nancy Bingham Pottery

Lopez Island, WA

 

Peter Whiting

Northwest Yachts

Anacortes, WA

 

Nicole de Marval

Old Trout Inn Bed & Breakfast

Orcas Island, WA

 

Jerry Weatherman

Olga Pottery

Orcas Island, WA

 

David & Susan Corbin

One Clay Hill Farm

Lopez Island, WA

 

Ed and Amy Masters

Orcas Island Shuttle

Orcas Island, WA

 

Eric Whitehead and Karen Plunkett

Orcas Island Taxi

Orcas Island, WA


Teresa Chocano

Orcas Montessori School

Orcas Island, WA

 

Barb Brunius

Orcas Oasis Vacation Rental

Orcas Island, WA

 

Martin Taylor

OrcasDigerati.com

Orcas Island, WA

 

Clark Casebolt

Outdoor Odysseys Kayak Tours

San Juan Island, WA

 

Michael & Jean Peterson

Pacific Wind Designs

Lopez Island, WA

 

Ron Hall

Paper Scissors on the Rock

Lopez Island, WA

 

Jeff Hanson

Pawki's - For Pets

Orcas Island, WA

 

Sandie Pope

Perch Design

Orcas Island, WA

 

Peter C. Fisher

Peter C. Fisher Gallery

Orcas Island, WA

 

Mary Bywater Cross

Quilt Artist, Historian and Consultant

Lopez Island, WA

 

Ross Matteson

R.M. Diversified Art

Olympia, WA

 

Asha Lela

Ravens Rook Lodging

Lopez Island, WA

 

Bruce & Christina Orchid

Red Rabbit Farm

Orcas Island, WA

 

Robert Stavers

Robert Hare Stavers Photography

San Juan Island, WA

 

Robert Harrison

Robert S. Harrison Photography

Lopez Island, WA

 

Scott J. Rozenbaum

Rozewood Environmental Services

Lopez Island, WA

 

Jon Baker

Sail the San Juans

Bellingham, WA

 

San Juan Golf & Country Club

San Juan Island, WA

 

Capt. Hobbes Buchanan

San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours

San Juan Island, WA

 

Tim Thomsen

San Juan Kayak Expeditions

San Juan Island, WA

 

Stephan Schneider

Schneider Design

Lummi Island, WA

 

Scott Hatch

Scott Hatch Design

Lopez Island, WA

 

Doug Withers

Seacliff Cottage

Orcas Island, WA

 

Wally Gudgell

SeaStar Lofts

Orcas Island, WA

 

Cynthia Dilling

Seraphim Soap

Lopez Island, WA

 

Carol Jackson

Serendipity Used Books

San Juan Island, WA

 

Mary Ann Sircely

Sircely Marketing & Design

Orcas Island, WA

 

Sandy Playa & Carl Burger

Spring Bay Inn

Orcas Island, WA

 

Jim McCorison

Starfish Marine

Orcas Island, WA

 

Esa Turunen

Start to Finnish Painting

Lopez Island, WA

 

Manya Pickard

Sterling Silver Jewelry

San Juan Island, WA

 

Steve Horn

Steve Horn Photography

Lopez Island, WA

 

David & Susan Corbin

Stonecrest Jam

Lopez Island, WA

 

Sheila Metcalf

Sunnyfield Studio

Lopez Island, WA

 

Debbie & Tom Collins

SunPenny Creations

Lopez Island, WA

 

Todd Goldsmith & Diane Dear

T&D Farms

Lopez Island, WA

 

Parvin Baharloo

Taste of Persia

Lopez Island, WA

 

Ellie Roser

The Bay Company

Lopez Island, WA

 

Meg Partridge

The Imogen Cunningham Trust

Lopez Island, WA

 

Steven Anderson

The Place Restaurant and Bar

San Juan Island, WA

 

Tom Cowan

Tom Cowan Consulting

Lopez Island, WA

 

Tom Hoffmann

Tom Hoffmann Watercolors

Lopez Island, WA

 

Josh and Jen Ratza

Treebone Pottery

Lopez Island, WA

 

Sandy Playa & Carl Burger

Treehugger Timber Products

Orcas Island, WA

 

Anna Maria de Freitas

Tucker House Inn B&B

San Juan Island, WA

 

William & Susan Fletcher

Turtleback Farm Inn

Orcas Island, WA

 

Village Cycles

Lopez Island, WA

 

Virginia Erhardt

Virginia Erhardt, Ph. D. - Licensed Psychologist

Orcas Island, WA

 

Morgan L. Meadows

Vision Accomplished Services

Orcas Island, WA

 

Bruce Botts

Vita Wildly Delicious

Lopez Island, WA

 

Linda Ann Vorobik

Vorobik Botanical Art

Lopez Island, WA

 

Jean Perry

Vortex Cafe and Juice Bar

Lopez Island, WA

 

Ruth Offen

WaterWorks Gallery

San Juan Island, WA

 

Western Prince Whale and Wildlife Tours

San Juan Island, WA

 

Susie Teague

Whispers of Nature

Lopez Island, WA

 

Willow Rose

Willow Rose Studio

San Juan Island, WA

 

Janet Yang

Willow Studio Jewelry

Lopez Island, WA

 

John Gibb

Willows Inn

Lummi Island, WA

 

Wally Gudgell

Windermere Real Estate

Orcas Island, WA

 

Steven R. Hill

Windswept Fine Art Studio and Gallery

Lopez Island, WA