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: April 2, 2015

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

 What's Happening?
  • FREE Shoreline Landowner Workshop - Saturday, March 21, 2015 10am-3pm             Concerned about erosion on your shoreline property?                                                                Attend a FREE workshop!Saturday, March 21, 2015North Whatcom Fire Station #619408 Odell StreetBlaine, WA10:00am - 3:00pm  Click ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2015, 10:45 AM by Austin Rose
  • MRC hosts Doug Huddle at February 5 MRC Meeting Join the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee on February 5 from 6-7pm to hear stories from Doug Huddle about the distribution and abundance of local salmonids, what it was like ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2015, 2:08 PM by Austin Rose
  • State of Bellingham Bay Research Symposium - January 22, 2015 You are invited to the Bellingham Bay State of the Bay Research Symposium!  This symposium will bring together researchers, managers, and interested citizens to broaden our understanding of Bellingham Bay ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2015, 10:18 AM by Austin Rose
  • New Year's Beach Cleanup - Locust Beach, January 3, 9am - Noon Join RE Sources for Sustainable Communities North Sound Baykeeper Team, the Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee on Saturday, January 3rd ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2014, 9:44 AM by Austin Rose
  • 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
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322 N. Commercial St., Ste. 110
Bellingham,WA 98225
(360) 676-6876

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