The MRC is seeking a Program Assistant for a 6-month (with the option for a one -year renewal) Washington Conservation Corps Individual Placement position. Primary duties include assisting MRC staff with project planning and implementation, targeted public education, and volunteer outreach, recruiting and coordination. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Marine Resources Steward, Marine Resources Committee members, Communication Specialists, Salmon Recovery staff, project partners, citizens and student volunteers. The position requires a combination of office and field work. Start date is April 1, 2015. Click here for the full job description.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Kathleen Herrmann, Marine Resources Steward and also complete the online WCC application.
Check out our new video about the Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area (MSA)! In May 2014, the Snohomish County Council designated Port Susan as a voluntary marine stewardship area, an action that will help future conservation efforts. To learn more about the MSA, click here.
Snohomish County MRC staff and members worked with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to support removal of seven derelict vessels from the Snohomish River in September 2014. This partnership between Snohomish County Public Works, the Snohomish MRC, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department and DNR provided almost $400,000 in state funds to help address a pollution and habitat concern that has impacted the Snohomish River estuary for years. To learn more about the DNR Derelict Vessel Removal Program, click here.
Snohomish MRC member Brent Hackney was interviewed for the most recent Northwest Straits Foundation newsletter. Brent shared his perspectives about recreational crabbing in Puget Sound and his work on the MRC to educate recreational crabbers about best practices and remove derelict pots from our local waters. Read the interview here.
An estimated 12,000 crab pots are lost in Puget Sound each year. Check out our video about our work to remove these derelict pots!
Date: February 18, 2015 Contact Kathleen Herrmann for more information
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The Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee (MRC) is a citizen-based volunteer committee appointed by the Snohomish County Council. It is one of seven county-based MRC's, which conduct restoration, conservation, and education projects with diverse partners and community members to meet performance benchmarks. These efforts are coordinated and guided by the Northwest Straits Commission, a federally-funded organization dedicated to protecting the Northwest Straits region of the Salish Sea.