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 - June 2017

Digging Oysters at Dosewallips

Friday, June 9th, 2017, 9 am-11:30 am at Dosewallips State Park in Brinnon

Only a few spaces left!  This State Park is a wonderful place to learn about harvesting oysters and clam species.  Learn from our expert WDFW shellfish biologists about harvesting, shucking and favorite shellfish recipes. It's important to know the rules, but also to know when they are safe to eat! Then "dig for your dinner" on the beach with their guidance.

If you like eating shellfish, there's nothing better than spending a few hours on the beach with people who know EVERYTHING about shellfish. More info HERE. Register at

Help Install New MRC Rain Garden

Jefferson MRC and WSU Extension have teamed up again to install another rain garden!  Join us at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend as we work with City of Port Townsend to clean up stormwater before it reaches Puget Sound. Plus you'll learn all about how rain gardens work!

Volunteers needed Tuesday June 6 to help with the new installation at Chetzemoka Park or Wed June 7th to help spruce up last year's projects.

Volunteer shifts are 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-4 pm each day.  Contact Tim Weissman for more information and to register.