Oh Happy Day!!!!!!

Leaving lovely Patos Island

Leaving lovely Patos Island


Monday March 25th, 2013: President Obama designated our own BLM properties in the San Juan Islands as a National Monument, never to be sold traded or developed in any way. Of course, this includes our own beloved Patos Island!

And, we have made the WikiPedia pages already!

San Juan Islands National Monument

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For the national historical park, see San Juan Island National Historical Park.
San Juan Islands National Monument
Location San Juan, Whatcom, and Skagit Counties, Washington, USA
Nearest city Friday Harbor, WA
Coordinates 48°31′55″N 123°1′45″WCoordinates: 48°31′55″N 123°1′45″W
Area 1,000 acres (400 ha)
Created March 25, 2013
Governing body National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management

San Juan Islands National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in the Puget Sound area in the state of Washington. The monument protects archaeological sites of the Coast Salish people, lighthouses and relics of early European American settlers in the Pacific Northwest, and biodiversity of the island life in the region. The monument was created from existing federal land by President Barack Obama on March 25, 2013 under the Antiquities Act.[1][2][3]

The national monument consists of approximately 75 separate sites totaling roughly 1,000 acres in area. They are managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in conjunction with the National Park Service.[4]


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