Island County Marine Resources Home Page

Help us maintain a beautiful restoration project!

Cornet Bay planting party

Join Island County MRC, Northwest Straits Foundation, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, and other volunteers at monthly weeding parties at Cornet Bay to help maintain the native trees, shrubs, and beach grasses that were recently planted. It's a great way to get outside and be a part of maintaining this beautiful shoreline restoration area!

The next weeding party is scheduled for August 23rd from 10:00am - 1:00pm. (photo by Jim Somers)

Pigeon Guillemots in the NewsPigeon Guillemot

Read about these charming creatures and what the pigeon guillemot survey is all about in this article in the Everett Herald. (photo by Lenny Corin)

You can learn more on our pigeon guillemot project page and on the Guillemot Research Group website.



Your Marine Waterfront

Your Marine Waterfront

Learn how to protect your waterfront property while promoting healhty shorelines through this user-friendly guide.

The actions you take to manage and protect your waterfront property are essential for preserving the Sound as a special place for future generations. By offering choices to homeowners, this booklet shifts the focus from bulkheads, or hard techniques, toward natural and restorative approaches to protect and enhance marine waterfront properties.

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

September 6, 2016

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




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