The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is an advisory group to the Board of County Commissioners. MRC members are citizen volunteers committed to protecting and restoring marine habitats in our ecologically rich corner of the world.

General Meeting
Port of Port Townsend Commissioner's Building

Sam Gibboney, Executive Director, Port of Port Townsend, is December speaker

Sam Gibboney, Executive Director for the Port of Port Townsend, is our featured speaker in December. Join us as she gives us her perspective about the Port's plans, future challenges and opportunities for collaboration with the MRC.

Citizens learn about king tides & sea level rise. Photo: Cheryl Lowe

King Tides Viewing On-the-Dock

Over 60 people gathered in Port Townsend on a cold morning to learn more about king tides, storm surges, sea level rise and local opportunities to address climate change impacts.  Sponsored by WA Sea Grant, Local 2020 and the Jefferson MRC.

Anne shows off her parting gift from the MRC at the November meeting.

Fond MRC Farewell to Anne Murphy

We bid a fond farewell to long-time MRC member Anne Murphy.  Anne has served as the Marine Practitioner Representative on the MRC since 1999!  Her extensive knowledge of both marine science and education, as well as her grace and diplomacy were always greatly appreciated and we will miss her.

Anne is now a board member of the Northwest Straits Foundation, so the MRC will continue to benefit from her new work.