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: December 3, 2015

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

 What's Happening?
  • Meet Your Underwater Neighbors at Marine Park - Saturday, September 26 9am-11:30am Meet the stars of our shore and denizens of the deep at Fairhaven’s Marine Park on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00am-11:30am!  Bring your parents, kids, buddies ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2015, 4:43 PM by Austin Rose
  • Living with the Coast Workshop - Wednesday, October 14, 6-8:30pm Learn from experts about bluffs and beaches, erosion, and alternatives to hard armoring.  Join the Whatcom MRC and the Northwest Straits Foundation for a FREE workshop for shoreline landowners who ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2015, 2:00 PM by Austin Rose
  • Locust Beach Cleanup - Saturday, September 19 from 10am-Noon Join the Surfrider Foundation, Whatcom Marine Resources Committee and ReSources to clean-up Locust Beach!  This event is free and open to the public.  Along with other cleanups scheduled around ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2015, 11:45 AM by Austin Rose
  • Whatcom Water Weeks September 12-26 The theme for the 6th Annual, Whatcom Water Weeks celebration is “Water-It’s Everybody’s Business”. Events celebrating Whatcom County’s water resources will take place throughout Whatcom County ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2015, 10:46 AM by Austin Rose
  • Kick off Whatcom Water Weeks at Shuckin' on the Farm - Saturday, September 12 Enjoy local food, music, rides, displays, activities and more at “Shuckin’ on the Farm” – the kickoff event for this year’s Whatcom Water Weeks. On Saturday, September 12, head out ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2015, 8:19 AM by Austin Rose
  • Public Speaker Event with Dr. Robin Kodner, WWU- What are all those algae in the bay? Thursday, July 30 7-8pm in Blaine Interested in learning about what makes algal blooms harmful and how they affect coastal communities? Join the Whatcom MRC, Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District , and the Whatcom ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2015, 10:49 AM by Austin Rose
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322 N. Commercial St., Ste. 110
Bellingham,WA 98225
(360) 778-6286

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