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Bob Gentz selected as 2016 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year!

Bob Gentz received the 2016 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year award, presented to him at Sound Waters University on February 6th. Read more about Bob and his myriad contributions to the marine environment of Island County here.



The Island County MRC welcomes new members!

The MRC welcomed new members Barbara Bennett, Lois Farrington, Kestutis Tautvydas, David Thomson, and Anthony Turpin on January 1, 2016. The MRC also welcomed Florian Graner as a technical advisor. Learn more about these new members and all current MRC members here.

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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Upcoming Meetings

February 2, 2016: Agenda
Project Updates

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Room B-102, County Annex Building, Coupeville

The MRC meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (only 1st Tuesdays in June-August)


2015 MRC Annual Report

2015 MRC Annual Report


Cornet Bay Restoration - Results!

Cornet Bay before and after

MRC Strategic Plan and Action Plan 2010-2020Strategic Plan front cover




Island County MRC | Island County Dept. of Natural Resources | PO Box 5000 | Coupeville, WA 98239-5000 | main (360)679.7350