What's New at Snohomish County MRC
Free Workshop for Marine Shoreline Landowners
Snohomish County and Camano Island residents wanting to learn how they can protect maintain and their shoreline property in Port Susan are invited to attend a free workshop. The event, hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the MRC, will feature a presentation by Jim Johannessen, a coastal processes expert, and an educational beach walk. Please bring clothing appropriate to the weather and sturdy shoes for the beach walk. Reserve your spot today!
When: March 28th, 10am to 3pm Where: Stanwood Senior Center7430 276th St NW, Stanwood, WA
Port Susan MSA Report Card
After working with over 30 partners, a conservation action plan was developed for Port Susan in 2012 that identifies six key strategies for ecosystem recovery. The MRC hired Abby Hook, with Hook-Knauer LLC, to develop the content for a report card to highlight partner progress on these six strategies. The goal is to reconnect Port Susan partners, share and demonstrate the success that is occurring across the landscape, and galvanize new efforts. To learn more about the MSA, click here.
Port Susan MSA Video
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.
Derelict Vessels Removed from Snohomish River
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.
Interview with MRC Member Brent Hackney
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.
Ghost Pots of Puget Sound
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!