RFQ for Website Upgrade

Do you know a website design company with experience in non-profit websites?  The MRC plans to upgrade this website and is looking for qualified vendors.  Click here for an RFQ describing requirements and qualifications in more detail.  Contact Cheryl Lowe or call 360-379-5610 x 230 for more information. Deadline for submittals is August 13, 2015.


Our next regular MRC meeting is September 1, 2015 at the Port Commissioner's Building, 6 - 8 pm.  Agenda will be posted in late August on the Meeting Page. 

Wooden Boat Festival

rain garden


Come visit us at the Wooden Boat Festival.  

Try out a model rain gardens, learn about non-toxic cleaners you can make and tell us what you've been doing to help keep Puget Sound healthy.



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.

Local Resources

Everyone can help protect our marine resources.  

Volunteer with a local conservation organization such as the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Jefferson Land Trust or Conservation District.

Pick up pet waste (scoop the poop), especially on the beach!  

Check your car for oil leaks (stormwater flows directly into local marine waters).

Keep your septic system working properly to filter and treat septic wastewater.  

Install a rain garden. 

Oil Spills 

Report all spills!  Call:
National Response Center: 
WA Emergency Management Div:  
1-800-258-5990 -OR- 1-800-OILS-911
Want to know more about preparations for an oil spill in our community? Click here.