The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) was established by the County Council in 1999 to protect and enhance the local marine environment and contribute to the protection of the marine environment of the Northwest Straits.  The Whatcom MRC is one of seven MRCs established in the Northwest Straits region as part of the federal Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative.

MRC meetings are held the first Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 pm at Whatcom County Civic Center, 322 N. Commercial Street, Bellingham, Garden Level Conference Room.  Meetings are open to the public.

Next Meeting: September 4, 2014

Meeting information, including past agendas and meeting summaries can be found here.

 What's Happening?
  • The July 5th Beach Cleanup at Whirlwind (aka Locust) Beach: 1- 4pm Join the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee (MRC), the Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and the North Sound Kiteboarding Association (NSKA) on Friday, July 5th from 1pm ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2014, 9:45 AM by Austin Rose
  • Marine Shoreline Landowners Workshop - Saturday, June 28 The Northwest Straits Foundation and the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) will host a “Living with the Coast’ workshop from 1:00 to 4:30 pm on Saturday, June ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2014, 2:03 PM by Austin Rose
  • Locust/Whirlwind Beach Cleanup and Bellingham Film Premier of "Ikkatsu: Secrets of Augustine" Saturday May 17th Join the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee, Northwest Straits Chapter Surfrider Foundation, North Sound Kiteboarding Association, and the Ikkatsu Project for a beach cleanup and film premier on Saturday May 17 ...
    Posted May 14, 2014, 1:15 PM by Austin Rose
  • North Chuckanut Bay Clam Survey: April 28-29, 2014 The Whatcom MRC will be partnering with the Puget Sound Restoration Fund's Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum to conduct a clam survey in North Chuckanut Bay.  This clam ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2014, 8:56 AM by Austin Rose
  • April 3rd - Fukushima Radiation: Where is it and what it may mean to you Dr. Kim Martini, University of Washington, will be providing a presentation about the radiation leak from Fukushima including where it is moving in the ocean, the concentrations being seen, potential ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 2:00 PM by Austin Rose
  • MRC Vacancy - Relevant Scientific Expertise Are you interested in joining the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee?  The MRC is looking for an individual with relevant scientific expertise to fill an open position on the Committee ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 9:56 AM by Austin Rose
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322 N. Commercial St., Ste. 110
Bellingham,WA 98225
(360) 676-6876

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