Help us maintain a beautiful restoration project!
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!
Weeding parties are scheduled for every 4th Tuesday from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Dates are: May 24, June 28, July 26, and August 23. (photo by Jim Somers)
Pigeon Guillemots in the News
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
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.
Contact Us by E-mail
May 17, 2016: Agenda
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