Recruiting for Marine Resources Program Assistant- Please distribute widely!
The Snohomish County Marine Resources Program (MRC) is seeking a full time Program Assistant through the Washington Conservation Corps Individual Placement program. The position is a 4-month term through September 16, 2016 with the possibility of an additional one-year term through September of 2017.
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 Lead Staff, MRC Planner, 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. The start date is June 30th. Click here for the full job description.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Kathleen Herrmann and also complete the online WCC application.
For additional information about the Washington Conservation Corps, click here
For additional information about the Marine Resources Program, view our 'About Us' page
MRC Annual Summary Presentation for Snohomish County Council
On March 1, 2016, MRC Chair Franchesca Perez and MRC Staff Kathleen Herrmann provided Snohomish County Council with a summary of the work achieved in 2015. Some of the highlights in MRC accomplishments of 2015 included:
- Nearshore Beach Restoration
- Port Susan Bulkhead Removal Phase 1
- Meadowdale Feasibility Study
- Policy and Behavior Change Strategies to Prevent Crab Pot Loss
- Oil Spill Preparedness
A full summary of the accomplishments and efforts of the MRC in 2015 is included in the Annual Report
To watch the MRC presentation to County Council, click here
Living Shorelines Video from Restore America's Estuaries
Restore America's Estuaries has released a video on living shorelines. 'Living shorelines' is a term used to describe shoreline protection options which incorporate natural elements. The use of gravel, sand, plants, and large woody debris can create an effective way to protect against shoreline erosion and create new habitat. The video highlights Puget Sound, and goes in-depth on different effects and benefits of living shorelines. The video spotlights Snohomish County MRC member, Keeley O'Connell! Watch the video here