"...the islands are places of peace.... [Our] economy...recognizes the rural, residential, quiet, agricultural, marine, and isolated nature of the islands." San Juan County Comprehensive Plan
The Quiet Skies Group is comprised of citizens and residents of San Juan County, Washington, who are concerned about excessive and disruptive noise in our skies due to the increasing placement of EA-18G Growler jets at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Read more...
Orca photo by: Flip Nicklin, Minden Pictures, Natl. Geographic Creative. Photos of sheep in field and sunrise by Kristen Rehder. Photo of bicycle by CK. Group photo by Bill Evans.
** NEWS **
August 19, 2019: Our Monthly Update describes a Call to Action to protest the late night Growler training schedule.
August 17, 2019: San Juan County supports a jet noise reporting web site. Some modifications are being made to this website. Please follow our progress here. Please note that the reporting website address is changing. Currently it is: gis.sanjuanco.com/aircraft-noise-reporting
July 15, 2019: Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announces a lawsuit against the U.S. Navy over the proposed expansion of Growler jet activities on Whidbey Island. Watch this VIDEO and read the NEWS RELEASE. Read our comprehensive UPDATE.
June 29, 2019: Announcing legislators' actions to amend legislation to include implement real-time noise monitoring. Please continue to contact legislators regarding need to monitor and mitigate excessive jet noise.
June 24, 2019: Funny thing...we are not alone. No, it's not funny. It's serious. Growler jets spread the war zone to the Methow Valley. Are our legislators listening? https://methowvalleynews.com/2019/06/19/methow-valley-quiet-shattered-again-by-navy-jets/?fbclid=IwAR1yYkY7iofxzGriIrVlGKOKN5a5Ucp6SpjuajouAfd-dy73ARc-rbT5xaI
Listen to Larry Morrell, Exec Dir of the Sound Defense Alliance describe the issues around the Growler jet fleet located at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Produced June 9, 2019.
June 13, 2019: Educate yourself on the flaws in the Navy's own analysis of noise and marine mammal impacts in the Northwest Training and Testing Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS. We offer two documents from Save the Olympic Peninsula, and Marine Mammals Commission, and Noise over Olympic National Park. If the Navy can't get the science right, how can we trust them? Contact your legislators.
Contact your legislators to tell them how jet noise affects you.