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: October 2, 2014

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

 What's Happening?
  • 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
  • Save the Date!! State of the Bay Research Symposium, November 13 One of the events being conducted as part of the MRC/WWIN 2014 Public Speaker Series is a research symposium on the "State of Bellingham Bay". This will be a ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2014, 1:39 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
  • 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 Aug 29, 2014, 8:44 AM 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
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322 N. Commercial St., Ste. 110
Bellingham,WA 98225
(360) 676-6876

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