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 - Dec 2019
MRC works with community volunteers and partner organizations to protect marine habitats.

Seeking New MRC Members

The Jefferson MRC now has openings for the following volunteer position: 

  • District 3 Rep Alternate 

We advise our 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 and/or affiliation with marine and shoreline-related activities, organizations or businesses. Of particular interest are: familiarity with water quality issues, communication skills, maritime trades or marine-related businesses, restoration/conservation practitioner experience or education focus.

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 Cheryl Lowe ( or 360-379-5610 x 230.)  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.

Shellfish Aquaculture Education Forum Report

The Jefferson MRC hosted a shellfish aquaculture educational forum on June 28th. We finally finished compiling the report that we submitted to our funders and the County Commissioners. The report includes a brief summary of all the presentations, a compilation of all the questions posed to the presenters and a summary of the audience's evaluation.  

See the report here.

Link to the presentation visuals.