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: May 7, 2015

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

 What's Happening?
  • Whatcom MRC co-sponsors San Juan Islands National Monument presentation on Lummi Island Interested in learning about the San Juan Islands National Monument?  Join the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Lummi Island Heritage Trust, and the Bureau of Land Management at the Heritage ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 9:23 AM by Austin Rose
  • North Chuckanut Bay Clam Survey - April 20-21, 2015 On April 20th and 21st, The Whatcom Marine Resources Committee will be partnering with the Puget Sound Restoration Fund’s Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum to conduct a clam ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2015, 2:09 PM by Austin Rose
  • Village Books Event - The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest Next Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm authors Audrey Benedict of Cloud Ridge Naturalists and Joe Gaydos of the SeaDoc Society will be giving a talk and signing copies of ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2015, 1:50 PM by Austin Rose
  • Volunteers Needed for Shellfish Monitoring in Drayton Harbor! In recent years, Lummi Nation and the Washington State Departments of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) and Health (DOH) have partnered to assess shellfish populations and water quality in the western ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2015, 11:57 AM by Austin Rose
  • Upcoming Citizen Scientist Trainings Free trainings by expert marine biologists in identification of beach and intertidal plants and animals are being offered in both Whatcom and Skagit County. The scientific research conducted by citizen ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2015, 10:37 AM by Austin Rose
  • 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
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322 N. Commercial St., Ste. 110
Bellingham,WA 98225
(360) 676-6876

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