Larry Phillips
Region 6 Director

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

Region 6 Office 
48 Devonshire Rd.
Montesano, WA 98563

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 Actions for 2017

  • 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
  • Help distribute the film "Discover the Olympic Coast" to teachers
  • Support science to test COASST marine debris protocols
  • Continue to support annual cleanups of North Coast beaches
  • Produce an issue of the West End Natural Resources News
  • Host the City of Forks RainFest events
  • Continue to collaborate with other coastal MRCs

Contact Tami Pokorny, MRC Coordinator, or Deborah Kucipeck 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

Deborah Kucipeck
Clallam County Natural Resources Planner

Ph: 360-417-2563

Member Organization Representation
Tami Pokorny Jefferson County Government
John Richmond Jefferson County Citizen Economic/Scientific Groups
Jill Silver Jefferson County Citizen Conservation/Environmental Groups
Ed Ansorg Jefferson County Citizen Recreational Groups
John Hunter Clallam County Citizen Education/Environment
Roy Morris Clallam County Citizen Commercial Fishing
Rich Osborne Clallam County Citizen Science
Rod Fleck City of Forks Government
Steve Allison Hoh Tribe Government
Dana Sarff Makah Tribe Government
Katie Krueger Quileute Tribe Government
Deb Kucipeck Clallam County Government
Ian Miller Washington Sea Grant Non-voting
Kathy Stiechen Olympic National Park Non-voting
Liam Antrim Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Non-voting

Signed resolution establishing a Marine Resource Committee [PDF]

North Pacific Coast MRC Meeting Notes

West End Natural Resource News

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