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.

Monthly Meeting - March

Welcome New MRC Members!!

We're excited to have the following new members joining the Jefferson MRC for the next 4 years (and Nam Siu renewing for another term):

  • Brent Vadopalas (Marine Science/Practitioner/Educator Alternate)
  • Betsy Carlson (Environment/Conservation)
  • Bryan DeCaterina (Environment/Conservation, Alternate)
  • Solenne Walker (District 1, Alternate)
  • Raymond RaLonde (District 1)
  • Brenda Johnson (District 2)
  • Heather Burns (District 3)
MRC works with community volunteers and partner organizations to protect marine habitats.

Seeking New MRC Members

The Jefferson MRC still has an opening for the District 3 Rep Alternate position. 

We advise County Commissioners on issues related to the marine resources of East Jefferson County and sponsor projects that reflect local priorities. Applicants should have demonstrated interest, experience with marine and shoreline-related activities, organizations or businesses. 

For more information, see the Vacancy Announcement, explore this website or contact Applicants must submit a letter of interest and an MRC Application Form.  Positions are open until filled. For more info, contact Bob Simmons  <> or 360-379-5610 x 207.)  Screening Committee will begin reviewing applications for the above position on January 10, 2020. 

New Extension Director Cliff Moore provides instruction to two Quilcene School students.

Quilcene Rain Garden Now Filtering Stormwater

Jefferson MRC, WSU Extension and a team of community volunteers installed a new rain garden in Quilcene last month. Many thanks to all those volunteers and the WSU Ext staff for all your hard work!!

Students from Quilcene School joined us for a short training session during the day, in preparation for installing a new rain garden on their school grounds later in the school year, led by teacher Justin Lake.