The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is an advisory group to the Board of County Commissioners and part of the regional Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative. MRC members are citizen volunteers committed to protecting and restoring marine habitats in our ecologically rich corner of the world.

Digging for Dinner - April 23

Join the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife at 1130am-4pm on Sunday, April 23rd, at the Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands! Bring the family and learn about the different types of clams, where to find them, how to harvest safely and sustainably, and the basic rules and regulations to follow to help ensure clam and oyster harvests into the future. See more information and register at:

Apply for a 2023 Paid Internship with the MRC!

Gain valuable skills and contribute to marine conservation efforts across East Jefferson County! The Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is offering four internships:

  • Crabber Outreach Coordinator: Help organize and conduct outreach efforts for recreational crabbers.
  • Rain Garden Community Coordinator: Help organize work parties and cultivate community stewardship of rain gardens. 
  • Storm Surge Monitoring Program Coordinator: Support development of a community science program focused on monitoring “total water level” during coastal flooding events. 
  • MRC Program Assistant: Support staff in planning, implementing, and tracking MRC projects, including organizing volunteer workdays and education outreach events. 

For more information about the internships and
applications, see
For questions, contact

MRC Retreat