Island County Marine Resources Home Page

Check out updates to SoundIQ 

Distribution data on a variety of nearshore features and creatures (from overwater structures to forage fish eggs) have been collected by the Northwest Straits Commission Marine Resource Committees over more than 15 years.  SoundIQ is a repository for that data in an accessible online map format. SoundIQ is also available on mobile devices. Check it out 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

October 20, 2015

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Room B-102, County Annex Building, Coupeville

The MRC meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (only 1st Tuesdays in June-August)


Cornet Bay Restoration - Results!

Cornet Bay before and after

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

MRC Nearshore ReportMRC Nearshore Report



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