Jefferson MRC Seeks New Members

2014 MembersAre you interested in serving on the MRC?  Members represent an array of backgrounds and interests, and are united in their goal to protect and restore local marine resources.

Current open positions are District 2 Representative, District 3 Alternate, Environmental Alternate and Commercial Interests Alternate, but all interested parties are encouraged to apply.

The MRC advises the Board of Commissioners on issues related to the marine resources of East Jefferson County and implements grant-funded projects that reflect local priorities. Representatives and Alternates are volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serve four-year terms. First review of applications begins December 4, 2015.

For more information about joining the MRC, contact Cheryl Lowe, 360-379-5610 x 230 or

Click here for more information and here to submit an application.

Not sure what district you live in?  See District Map.


Next MRC meeting - Tuesday, Dec. 1st

Our guest speaker is Scott Brewer from the Hood Canal Coordinating Council. See Meeting Page for more details. 

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.