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Now accepting nominations for 2015 Jan Holmes Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award. The award is named to honor the memory of Jan Holmes, an Island County resident and WSU Island County Beach Watcher who was an exemplary marine scientist, educator and champion for stewardship of the marine environment. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.

 

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 http://www.iqmap.org/SoundIQ.  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.

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Upcoming Meetings

January 6, 2014: Thank-You to Outgoing Members, Welcome to Incoming Members

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.

Highlights

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

 

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