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

Click here for the September meeting agenda

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

 What's Happening?
  • MRC/WWIN Public Speaker Series hosts Doug Huddle on September 4th On September 4, from 6-7pm, the MRC will host Doug Huddle who be providing a presentation on historic and current fish abundance in Whatcom County.  Doug Huddle is a ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2014, 1:00 PM by Austin Rose
  • Bounty on the Beach! A Guided Exploration for Tideland Treasures at Birch Bay Sunday, September 7, 9-11am Explore the shore with Beach Naturalists and members of the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee in one last low-tide hoorah for this harvest-season and discover what under water ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 12:32 PM by Austin Rose
  • OYSTER FEST Northwest!! September 6, 12 - 4pm at Bellewood Acres Join us at Bellewood Acres for Oyster Fest Northwest on Saturday, September 6 to celebrate the kick-off of 2014 Whatcom Water Weeks!  FREE entry for all.  Advance tasting tickets ...
    Posted by Austin Rose
  • 2014 Whatcom Water Weeks September 6 - 20 Whatcom Water Weeks is a two week long event that celebrates our local water resources. Businesses, non-profit organizations and community groups come together to celebrate the importance of water ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2014, 10:21 AM by Austin Rose
  • 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
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322 N. Commercial St., Ste. 110
Bellingham,WA 98225
(360) 676-6876

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