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: January 8, 2015

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

 What's Happening?
  • Dec. 3rd 5-7pm - Meet the Whatcom MRC at Bellingham Green Drinks! Join the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee and the Northwest Straits Foundation for December Bellingham Green Drinks at Brandywine Kitchen! Enjoy conversation, and an opportunity to meet other local professionals in ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2014, 9:01 AM by Austin Rose
  • Public Speaker Series Presentation - November 6 at 6:00pm Mussel Watch Pilot Expansion Study:  An Active Biomonitoring Effort to Assess Contaminants in the Nearshore Ecosystems of the Salish Sea  Join the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee for a presentation by ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2014, 1:59 PM by Austin Rose
  • MRC Vacancy - Relevant Economic Expertise Are you interested in joining the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee?  The MRC is looking for an individual with relevant economic expertise (such as, but not limited to, a representative ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2014, 3:14 PM by Austin Rose
  • Presentation and Film Preview - Marine Plastics Around the World The Whatcom County MRC and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities are co-sponsoring this special event, which will include an exclusive showing of the film trailer for Plastic Oceans followed ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2014, 8:54 AM by Austin Rose
  • Run with the Chums of Terrell Creek - Saturday, September 27       Back by popular demand, bring your family to this free 5k fun run/walk on Saturday, September 27.  Races start at 9:30 AM with educational activities where you can ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2014, 1:44 PM by Austin Rose
  • Whatcom Waterfronts Work - September 15th and 18th During Whatcom Water Weeks, come and celebrate the connection between cows & clams, farm & fish, and the entire Nooksack watershed of the Salish Sea. Whatcom's working waterfronts of Bellingham and ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 9:40 AM by Austin Rose
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322 N. Commercial St., Ste. 110
Bellingham,WA 98225
(360) 676-6876

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