Leadership Council briefing and field trip
The Northwest Straits Commission shared project examples from seven Marine Resources Committees and stressed the importance of stewardship in the recovery of Puget Sound to the Puget Sound Partnership's Leadership Council at their meeting in Port Townsend April 28. An evening field trip highlighted Jefferson MRC raingardens and eelgrass protection zones.
2015 ANNUAL REPORT
The Northwest Straits Commission has released our 2015 Annual Report! Click here to read the full document.
The Northwest Straits Commission is a regional coordinating body comprised of people who care about the marine areas where they live, and who work together to protect and restore marine resources.
The Northwest Straits Commission carries out regional conservation projects and supports the work of seven Marine Resources Committees through funding, technical support, training and regional coordination.More About Us and the Northwest Straits Region »
June NWSC Meeting
Snohomish County Admin Building, Snohomish County
Chuckanut clam collaboration connects communityWhatcom MRC
This month Whatcom MRC and their project partners hit the beach to dig for clams in North Chuckanut Bay to learn about the health of local shellfish. Many thanks to all the volunteers, teachers and parents who participated!
To learn more about the work of the Whatcom MRC on shellfish and clams, click here.
Dinner in the mud?Jefferson MRC
Jefferson MRC recently co-hosted their annual Diggin’ for Dinner event at Oak Bay County Park. Enthusiastic attendees for this "no experience required" event gathered on the beach on a sunny Saturday to dig for shellfish and listen to Camille "Clamzilla" Speck and Doug Rogers, shellfish biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, share their expertise.
Congratulations to Jamey and Nan!Northwest Straits Commission
At the April Commission meeting, Nan McKay and Jamey Selleck were elected to serve as Commission Chair and Vice-Chair respectively.
Member Spotlight: Ralph RiccioJefferson MRC
A true “watershed’ moment started Anne Murphy off on her journey that would eventually land her on Puget Sound at the head of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Having taken a drink from the local creek, her dad explained how watersheds work…and that the horses upstream may not make for very good drinking water.Continue Reading »
This is a FREE event.
Speaker: Leah Bendell, Marine Ecology
Join Whatcom MRC, WWIN and Huxley College of the Environment for a talk on resolving local marine-based issues.
Western Washington University campus, room- CF 110, Bellingham, WA
June 04-June 05
The MRC, Northwest Straits Foundation and WA State Parks are restoring shoreline habitat and improving public access to the beach at Fort Townsend State Park this summer.
The MRC will host two FREE Beach Walk events.
Fort Townsend State Park, Jefferson County
Beach Naturalist at Washington Park
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Join Skagit MRC as they help explorers interpret beach life at low tide!
Washington Park, Anacotres, WA