New Olympia Oysters in Disco Bay
Our 2014 habitat enhancement project in Discovery Bay is already attracting new oysters. We just checked the site. Baby Olympia's are settling onto the shell we placed, even though we didn't expect to see any new oysters until late summer 2015. Yahoo!
For more info, click on the Olympia Oyster project page.
MRC OPEN POSITIONS
- District 3 Representative (See map here)
- Environmental or Conservation Alternate
- Commercial Interests Alternate
The MRC advises the Board of Commissioners on issues related to the marine resources of East Jefferson County and sponsors projects that reflect local priorities. Applicants should have experience, demonstrated interest and/or affiliation with marine and shoreline-related activities, organizations or businesses. Volunteers serve four-year terms.
For more information about the MRC, explore this website. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and a MRC Application Form. Positions are open until filled. For more information click here. To download an Application, click here or contact Cheryl Lowe or call 360-379-5610 x 230. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
MRC UPCOMING EVENTS
The July meeting is cancelled. Our next meeting is August 4th.
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:
1-800-258-5990 -OR- 1-800-OILS-911
Want to know more about preparations for an oil spill in our community? Click here.