Salish Sentinels


Salish Sentinels are committed to a healthy Salish Sea. They believe everyone benefits from a coastal environment with abundant marine life, clean water and opportunities to explore and have fun. Their contribution of time, money and community ensures the stewardship of the Salish Sea for all generations.

We believe everyone living in the Puget Sound region is a “Salish Sentinel.” We share a love for the Salish Sea, our spectacular estuary from Olympia to the Canadian border and beyond. It’s a community. It’s a way of watching over inland waters so spectacular that we’re the envy of people around the world. 

We invite you, your family and friends to become Salish Sentinels.

As a Salish Sentinel with the Northwest Straits Foundation, we’ll keep you connected and informed with opportunities for adventure and involvement. It’s not all work. One of the simplest benefits of being a Sentinel is taking a beach walk. We love exploring our coast, estuaries, and forests. 

Join us. It doesn’t take much – volunteer your time, donate to support a restoration project, participate in an educational program and make choices that are “Salish Sea Friendly.”

Salish Sentinels…


  • Preserve the integrity of our healthy marine ecosystem
  • Celebrate the ethnic and cultural diversity of our community
  • Appreciate the abundance of local seafood
  • Embrace the recreational and educational benefits of local waters
  • Keep watch over the Salish Sea


Northwest Straits Foundation
1155 N State St Ste 400
Bellingham WA 98225
(360) 733-1725