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.

MRC Meeting-September

Safe Shellfish Harvest—Digging for Dinner Resources

The MRC’s 2017 Digging for Dinner events are done for the year, but you can still go out and harvest clams and oysters. Be sure to check for shellfish closure warnings on the day you harvest to avoid getting sick or worse!

The best place to find up-to-date information about which beaches are open and if it’s safe to harvest is the Washington Shellfish Safety Map ( or call the Biotoxin Hotline at 1-800-562-5632).  For info and a video about how to harvest clams and oysters, visit