Michele Culver
Regional Director

360-249-1229 Fax

For more information,
hard copies of documents,
or to get involved
please contact:

Heather Reed
Coastal Policy Coordinator

360-249-1229 fax

Jessi Doerpinghaus
Coastal Marine Policy Analyst


Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way N
Olympia WA 98501-1091


North Pacific Coast

Coastal MRCs
North Pacific Coast

Mission: The North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee will actively promote ecosystem resilience through understanding, conserving, and restoring our marine resources. This will be accomplished through research, education, community engagement and advocacy for our shared marine environment and the sustainability of its coastal communities.

North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC) was formed by county officials in September 2009 after the completion of a thorough exploratory process. The joint MRC, consisting of Western Clallam and Jefferson Counties, allows the two counties to share the West End MRC staff resources and funding. The current list of committee members appointed by the County Commissioners can be viewed below.

Priority Future Actions for 2015

  • Continued MRC representation and participation in the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council
  • Continuing educational partnerships to support the Essential Ocean Literacy Principles and Essential Principles of Climate Change
  • Survey the accumulation of micro debris on North Pacific Coast
  • Assist in field trips with Forks High School to survey marine debris
  • Provide funding for at least six projects and interns with the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center
  • Continue to support annual cleanups of North Coast beaches
  • Produce an issue of the West End Natural Resources News
  • Host the 2015 RainFest

Contact the MRC coordinator, Tami Pokorny (Jefferson County), for more information.

Tami Pokorny
Jefferson County Water Quality and Environmental Health
615 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Ph: (360) 379-4498
Fx: (360) 385-9401

North Pacific Coast MRC members
Name Organization Representation
John Richmond   Economic/Scientific Groups
Jill Silver   Conservation/Environmental Groups
Chiggers Stokes   Recreational Groups
John Hunter   Clallum County
Roy Morris   Clallum County
Rich Osborne   Clallum County
Rod Fleck City of Forks Government
Steve Allison Hoh Tribe Government
Micah McCarty Makah Tribe Government
Katie Krueger Quileute Tribe Government
Marjorie Dickson   Jefferson County

Signed resolution establishing a Marine Resource Committee [PDF]

North Pacific Coast MRC Meeting Notes and Audio Recordings

Related Documents