Learn and Engage: Community Forum on Ocean Health
Join the Island MRC and your fellow community members at the Community Forum for Ocean Health, and learn how changes in ocean chemistry are affecting sea life in Puget Sound, and how local communities and residents can engage and respond!
This free event will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at South Whidbey High School (5675 Maxwelton Rd, Langley).
- Dr. Nina Bednarsek, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
- Brad Warren, Global Ocean Health Program
- Ian Jefferds, Penn Cove Shellfish
Ken Urstad chosen as the 2015 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year
Ken received this award at Sound Waters on February 7. To learn more about Ken and this award, click here.
The Island County MRC welcomes 3 new members!
The MRC welcomes new members Ed Adams, Ruth Richards, and Elsa Schwartz who started their 3-year terms on January 1, 2015. Learn more about these new members and all current MRC members here.
Sound IQ website - New data layers added
Island and San Juan MRCs, Washington Coastal Atlas, data plus state and national data! Jefferson County data is coming.
Visit the Sound IQ data-sharing website at http://www.iqmap.org/SoundIQ. Read more in our Projects section.
Island County MRC - Who We Are
Island County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is an advisory body to county government, established in 1999 under the federal Northwest Straits Initiative. We and our MRC colleagues in six other counties of northern Puget Sound comprise the Northwest Straits Commission. Congress established the commission as a fresh approach to addressing Puget Sound’s problems by fostering bottom-up, local, innovative solutions, rather than top-down mandates.
The members of our MRC are volunteers and represent diverse interests, industries and agendas. They bring a cross-section of disciplines and experience to this work, and are joined in a single, unifying passion to do what is best for our local marine environment.
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