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.

Catch More Crab

Join Us! Volunteers Needed

  • Tues. June 26: Rain Garden Installation
  • Wed-Th. June 27-28: Beach Monitoring-Ft Townsend SP

Take Action!  Join the MRC and WSU Extension as we build a new Port Townsend rain garden to filter stormwater (June 26) or help WDFW Habitat biologists as we collect data following a shoreline restoration project at Fort Townsend State Park.  

Contact Cheryl Lowe at for more info and to sign up for either event.

MRC Project Plans for 2018 include:
-- Expanding Olympia oyster habitat to benefit multiple marine species
-- More rain gardens to improve water quality
-- Maintaining voluntary no-anchor zones to protect shellfish and eelgrass
-- Community outreach & education programs
-- Citizen Science Monitoring (beaches, kelp & forage fish)

Photo by Cheryl Lowe