Next regular MRC meeting - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

See meeting page for agenda.

Soliciting RFP for MRC Website Upgrade

MRC is seeking bids for website design and development services to replace the current Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee website. The goal of the project is to migrate from a proprietary content management system (CMS) to Umbraco CMS and develop a user-friendly, widely accessible (devices and browsers), intuitive site structure, and an attractive interface.  May 16, 2016 is the deadline for submitting proposals.

Read the detailed description here.

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-
Want to know more about preparations for an oil spill in our community? Click here.