Washington’s coastal and ocean resources provide vital economic, recreation, transportation, and cultural benefits to coastal and state residents. Identifying and implementing realistic, effective, and efficient solutions to the unique conservation and management issues of Washington’s outer coast requires utilizing the available knowledge and creative approaches of coastal citizens and leaders. Citizen-based Marine Resource Committees (MRCs) are an effective mechanism to harness the dedication, creativity, and wisdom of coastal residents to compliment ongoing efforts to restore, protect, and manage coastal marine resources.
The goal of the Coastal MRC Program is to understand, steward, and restore the marine and estuarine ecological processes of the Washington coast in support of ecosystem health, sustainable marine resource-based livelihoods, cultural integrity, and coastal communities.
Pacific County MRC Science Conference
Hold the date: On May 17th, from 8:00 am – 7:30 pm, the Pacific County MRC will host its annual science conference at the WSU Cranberry Museum in Long Beach, WA. Check back for updates on the agenda and presentations planned for the Conference.
2013 Annual Report to the Legislature Completed
Program staff submitted the 2013 Annual Report to the Legislature in December. This report displays the accomplishments and valuable partnerships made in the sixth successful year of the Coastal MRC Program. Click here for 2013 Coastal MRC Report.
North Pacific Coast MRC June Newsletter
Check out the latest issue of the West End Natural Resource News. Highlights from the newsletter include 2013 MRC projects, coastal forage fish spawning surveys, salmon recovery project proposals, an update on the efforts and accomplishments of the Lake Ozette Sockeye Steering Committee, a report on the work of the Coastal MRCs relative to Washington Coast Marine Spatial Planning, a look at the Olympic Mudminnow; the 2013 Resources Fair, Washington Coast Cleanup 2013 and a brief look at legacy wood found embedded in sediment along the North Coast.