Digging for Dinner
May 7, 9:45 am, Oak Bay County Park
The 2016 Jefferson MRC’s Digging for Dinner event is here! Camille Speck and Doug Rogers, shellfish biologists with the WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, will teach you all about safe and sustainable clam harvesting. Co-sponsored by WDFW, with funding support from EPA and the Puget Sound Partnership. FREE, with a suggested donation of $10/family.
RSVP REQUIRED. Register early—this event always fills up! Register on-line at digging4dinner.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, click here or contact the MRC Coordinator.
Fort Townsend Beach Walks June 4-5, 2016
The MRC, Northwest Straits Foundation and WA State Parks are restoring shoreline habitat and improving public access to the beach at Fort Townsend State Park this summer. In anticipation of disruptions to beach access in July & August 2016, the MRC will host two free Beach Walk events on June 4th and 5th. Our goal is to increase appreciation for this amazing shoreline and explain what will be happening during construction.
Contact Cheryl Lowe, Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee Coordinator for additional information: email@example.com.
NOTICES & UPCOMING EVENTS
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.
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:
Want to know more about preparations for an oil spill in our community? Click here.