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.

Volunteers needed: rain garden workday on July 28th!

The Jefferson MRC is looking for volunteers to help establish plants at a new rain garden being installed at the corner of Franklin and Adams Streets in Port Townsend!  Volunteers can sign up for shifts from 9:30am–12pm, 1–3pm and 3-5pm on Wednesday, July 28th.  Bring water and snacks for yourself, as well as gardening gloves and anything else you might need.  Please sign-up for a shift here or email your shift preference to Monica at

Shoreline landowners: sign up for a free technical site visit this summer!

The Northwest Straits Shore Friendly program will be offering technical site visits locally throughout the rest of summer for shoreline landowners who have concerns about their properties or who would just like to learn more about managing their property while also protecting the nearshore habitat that it supports. Learn more about shoreline erosion and the benefits of natural shorelines, watch videos about protecting your property and nearshore habitats, and sign up for a free technical site visit this summer!



Monthly Meeting – August