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Island County MRC is seeking new members.

Are you interested in serving on the MRC? Members represent an array of backgrounds and interests, and are united in their goal to protect and restore local marine resources. New members will serve a 3-year term starting December 31, 2014. Click here for more information and to submit an application.


Cornet Bay Shoreline Restoration Celebration Event: Thursday, September 18, 11:00 - Cornet Bay, Deception Pass State Park

Please join Island MRC, Northwest Straits Foundation, Deception Pass State Park and distinguished guests to celebrate completion of the initial phase of this three-phase nearshore restoration project. 
RSVP to Heidi Lehman at 350-733-1725 or

Learn more about this phase of the Cornet Bay Restoration project.

Cornet Bay - New View


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.Sound IQ visual

Visit the Sound IQ data-sharing website at  Read more in our Projects section.


Jill Hein chosen as the 2014 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year - Jill received the award at Sound Waters.  To learn more about this award and previous honorees click 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.

Contact Us by E-mail

Upcoming Meetings

Agenda for September 2, September 16 - Joint MRC, ILIO and WRAC

September - May: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, Room B-102, County Annex Bldg., Coupeville. June-August: 1st Tuesdays only, same time and location.


Cornet Bay Restoration - Results!

Cornet Bay before and after

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

MRC Nearshore ReportMRC Nearshor Report



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