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
Room B-102, County Annex Building, Coupeville
MRC Retreat. Credit: Elsa Schwartz

Island County MRC seeking new member!

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Island County Marine Resources Committee to fill a term that expires on December 31, 2018. 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. Applications due no later than 4:30pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Jellies in kelp. Credit: Linda Rhodes

Help us capture a "snapshot" of bull kelp in Island County!

This summer, as part of our bull kelp project, we are asking for YOUR help in documenting bull kelp locations. You can report from land or water, and all you need to gather are GPS coordinates (you can even use a phone app for that)! Learn more about the project and how to enter your bull kelp sightings at the link below.