Volunteers Protect Eelgrass
Earlier this summer, MRC volunteers Dale Moses, Steve Tucker, Troy McKelvey and Andy Palmer worked with divers from Marine Surveys & Assessments to install navigational buoys on the Port Townsend Waterfront. these buoys protect valuable eelgrass beds by encouraging boaters to anchor outside the eelgrass meadows. This 10-year project has recieved state-wide recognition for local efforts that make a difference.
For more info, click on the Eelgrass project page.
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.
MRC UPCOMING EVENTS
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
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.
Restoring natural beach functions to improve habitat for marine species.
Preventing damage to important eelgrass beds in Port Townsend Bay and other shorelines.
Surveying, monitoring and enhancing native habitat for native oysters to understand factors that limit recovery of native populations.
Working to achieve long-term stewardship for Jefferson County marine resources by building community through citizen involvement.
Partnering with North Olympic Salmon Coalition to restore of 1,800 feet of marine shoreline and creation of a pocket estuary.
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.
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.