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.

Photo credit: Rich Yukubousky
"Discover Our Island Shores" film screening
: Oak Harbor Library: 1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor
Credit: Florian Graner

Free Film Screenings!

Join us for a free screening of "Discover Our Island Shores." This family-friendly film was produced by local filmmaker and MRC technical advisor, Dr. Florian Graner, who has filmed underwater species and habitats are the world.

This film was developed specifically for Island County, and follows a harbor seal through awe-inspring underwater habitats in the Salish Sea and around Whidbey and Camano Islands.

Screenings are being held in partnership with Sno-Isle Libraries at

Free Workshop: Sea Level Rise in Island County

What do local sea level rise projections mean for your property and your community? How can you be preparing for changes that are affecting our shorelines?

You are invited to join specialists from Washington Sea Grant, Island County, and the Island County Marine Resources Committee to learn about impacts of sea level rise, explore local maps, and discuss strategies for planning and adaptation.

Camano Workshop
When: Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Vista Madrona Fire Station (273 N. West Camano Dr, Camano)

Whidbey Workshop
When: Saturday, September 28, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Coupeville Rec Hall (901 NW Alexander St, Coupeville)

This is a free workshop, but we request you RSVP at this link: