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.

Fall Great Islands Clean Up
: All Islands

Join us and San Juan County communities in the fall Great Islands Clean Up! September 28


We are excited to participate in this year's fall Great Islands Clean Up. Come and join the efforts on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw Island as islanders get out to clean up the beaches and roadways.  Learn more at 


J. Boyd, Western Prince Whale Watching

The Whale Warning Flag Study

If you would like a flag for your boat email us at

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