Island County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is an advisory body to county government established in 1999 and comprised of many community volunteers who represent diverse interests and industries, with the common goal to protect and restore marine resources in the Puget Sound area through scientific monitoring, restoration projects, and community education.

MRC Meeting - Camano
:: Camano Island Library: 848 N Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island
Jan Holmes

Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Do you know someone whose volunteer efforts contribute to the protection and/or restoration of the marine waters and coastal resources of Island County?

Highlight their service by nominating them for the 2018 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award!

This award is open to all volunteers, regardless of membership to any one organization or institution, participating in or supporting science and outreach efforts that protect or restore the coastal resources of Island County.

Nomination forms must be received by 4:30 PM Friday, January 19, 2018.

Annual Report Available

Forage fish findings, kelp kayak surveys, outreach events, and much more! We've been up to a lot this past year. Read more about our projects and accomplishments in our annual report!


MRC Retreat. Credit: Elsa Schwartz

Island County MRC seeking new members!

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Island County Marine Resources Committee. Be a part of the work to protect and restore our local marine resources!

For more information and to fill out an application, check out our "About Us" page.