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Permit required to launch kayak at SJ County Park; here's how to get one

Kayakers take in the view as the sun drops below the horizon off the west side of San Juan Island, in Haro Strait.  - Journal file photo
Kayakers take in the view as the sun drops below the horizon off the west side of San Juan Island, in Haro Strait.
— image credit: Journal file photo

You can earn an annual permit for commercial kayak guiding or private kayak launching privileges at San Juan County Park, on the Westside of San Juan Island, in either of two training sessions at The Whale Museum, May 20, or June 17, 7-8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person, attendance is required.

Purchase tickets online at www.whalemuseum.org, or at The Whale Museum store.

Participants will learn about marine stewardship and the "Responsible Kayaker Code," which aims at reducing disturbances to marine wildlife and irresponsible boating practices.

The training is required by San Juan County Park for guides to be able to launch kayaks for themselves and accompanying clients from park facilities.

General public wishing to use park facilities and learn more about responsible kayaking may also attend.

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