Reefnet fishing, catching sockey salmon, sustainable fishing in the Salish Sea

Donate to the Salish Center using these portals:


Salish Center (IRS # 82-4455059) is recognized by these organizations as a valid recipient of grants:
Whatcom Community Foundation ( allows stock transfers and bank wires at full value.
Benevity ( works with corporate giving
Network for Good ( can aggregate donations and send them in as a group.


Become a Member of the Salish Center

Join us to make a difference for the Salmon and Orcas on the Salish Sea. When you become a member you get a membership card entitling you to enjoy our beach on Legoe Bay for one year. All marine beaches in Washington State are private property, so unless you are a property owner on Legoe Bay, you won’t have access to the gateway to the San Juans. Your membership will allow you to enjoy our beach; lay down your towel on a sunny summer day, play in the water, and have a picnic right at the water’s edge. You can have access to our boat ramp for a summer, with your donation of $100, the Keta level.
$100 = Keta Salmon Membership includes membership card for one person.
$150 = Pink Salmon Membership includes membership for the whole family.
$250 = Coho Salmon Membership includes a Reefnet Experience for 2 and an Annual Family Membership: Tour of the fishing gear and a boat ride (minimum of 1 hour).
$1000 = Sockeye Salmon Membership includes an Overnight Reefnet Experience for 2 and Annual Family Membership: A night at Nettles Farm (, a side of fresh salmon to cook for yourself in our gourmet kitchens, and of course, fishing on the Reefnet (4 available). This authentic San Juan Island experience, from sunup to glorious sundown, is something even most locals do not enjoy.*
Orca Custom Donation: Choose the donation that is right for your budget, and choose a monthly donation if that is most convenient.

*Coordinate your stay so it coincides with the fishing season.