San Juan County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is a voluntary citizens advisory group to County Government, established in 1996. Our mission is to protect and restore the marine waters, habitats and species of the Salish Sea to achieve ecosystem health and sustainable resource use.

21st Annual Marine Resources Committee Conference
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What can you do with all that trash you collect? Make birds of course!

 

Check out the latest video from our Plastic Free Salish Sea efforts to see how students on Orcas Island got creative with the beach trash they collected. 

www.plasticfreesalishsea.org 

 

J. Boyd, Western Prince Whale Watching

The Whale Warning Flag Study

If you would like a flag for your boat email us at mrc@sanjuanco.com

In 2018 we launched the Whale Warning Flag pilot study and associated education and outreach campaign aimed at shifting boater behavior around whales. We are collaborating with Soundwatch and SRKW experts to collect and analyze data on compliance levels and general boater awareness of how to behave in the vicinity of whales.

 

Help us out by taking our 2019 post-season boater awareness survey! 

2019 Post-Season Survey

 

Learn more about our projects and how you can get involved by attending our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month at San Juan Island Grange.

Photo: NWSI