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 - Nov
Port of Port Townsend Commissioner's Building
Community Celebration, Oct. 2016. Photo: Cheryl Lowe

Fort Townsend Restoration Complete!

Over 40 people joined the MRC, Northwest Straits Foundation and WA State Parks on October 12th to celebrate the completion of this shoreline restoration project. Come by and enjoy this new section of natural shoreline, with easier access to over 4 miles of bluff-backed beach and two beautiful signs that interpret this amazing shoreline. 

Fort Townsend State Park, 1370 Old Fort Townsend Rd., Port Townsend.


Olympia Oysters Thriving

In early August, MRC volunteers and partners completed their annual monitoring of our 2014 Olympia oyster habitat enhancement project in Discovery Bay. Everyone was thrilled to see how well some of the Olympias have established on the clean shell we put out just 2 years ago.

Jefferson MRC Seeks New Members

Are 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 1, District 2, Commercial Interests Alternate, and Marine Practitioner Representatives, 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 October 3, 2016. Positions are open until filled.