Help the MRC Build More Rain Gardens

Join the Jefferson MRC and WSU Extension as they install 2 more rain gardens in uptown Port Townsend next week!

rain garden poster

MRC meeting - Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Max Gordon from WA Dept of Ecology spoke about updates to Ecology's Geographic Response Plans, which are part of their effort to more effectively prepare in the event of an oil spill.  Read more about these documents here. See meeting page for agenda.

Current Projects

  • Nearshore Restoration

    Restoring natural beach functions to improve habitat for marine species.

  • Eelgrass Protection

    Preventing damage to important eelgrass beds in Port Townsend Bay and other shorelines.

  • Olympia Oyster Restoration

    Surveying, monitoring and enhancing native habitat for native oysters to understand factors that limit recovery of native populations.

  • Marine Stewardship

    Working to achieve long-term stewardship for Jefferson County marine resources by building community through citizen involvement.

  • Maynard Beach Restoration

    Partnering with North Olympic Salmon Coalition to restore of 1,800 feet of marine shoreline and creation of a pocket estuary.

Diggin' for Dinner 2016

Digging 4 DinnerOn May 7th, over 50 people gathered at Oak Bay to learn about safe & sustainable clam harvesting. Did you miss it? Try these links:

Shellfish Harvesting Video

WDFW Regulations

Shellfish Safety Toll-free Hotline(800) 562-5632


Olympia Oyster Update

On May 24th, MRC volunteers and partners established five new Olympia oyster test plots in Quilcene Bay to explore the feasibility of re-building an Olympia oyster population there.

Oly Quilcene team