Island County Sound IQ website goes live
Our new Sound IQ data-sharing website is live at http://www.iqmap.org/icSound IQ. Read more in our Projects section.
Phyllis Kind - 2013 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year
Phyllis Kind, Ph.D. was presented this award on February 2, during opening ceremonies of the one-day Sound Waters University. Nominated by a fellow volunteer, Dr. Kind was described as having “an unquenchable curiosity for the natural world and the passion and energy of a college graduate student” who tirelessly volunteered for no less than seven local Washington non-profit organizations. To learn more about Phyllis, this award and previous honorees click here.
2013 Seining begins at Cornet Bay
Annually volunteers survey several shoreline areas for the presence of salmonids. The 2013 season just began at Cornet Bay where volunteers gathered to collect fish and data.
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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Agenda for May 21 - Business Meeting
September - May: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm, Room B-102, County Annex Bldg., Coupeville. June-August: 1st Tuesdays only, same time and location.
Snohomish and Island MRCs endorse Port Susan MSA
Meeting together in Coupeville, Dec. 6, 2011, the Island and Snohomish MRCs voted unanimously to recommend leaders of the two counties adopt the draft plan to establish an educational Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area. The vote culminated five years of discussions, community meetings, workshops, study and planning. More information.
MRC Strategic Plan and Action Plan 2010-2020
MRC Nearshore Report