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Welcome new MRC Staff, Alex!

The MRC is excited to add Alex Pittman to the SnoCo MRC team. Alex joined Snohomish County Surface Water Management in October 2020, and will be joining Elisa Dawson as staff for the Snohomish MRC. Alex comes to the MRC with great local experience in habitat restoration, community engagement, and implementing best management practices for watershed improvement. We look forward to working with Alex!

MRC Kelp Monitoring Video From The Northwest Straits Commission

Of the 23 species of large brown algae (known as kelp) that are native to Puget Sound, the beautiful Nereocystis luetkeana, or bull kelp, is the largest. Reaching a canopy height of 60’ or more, this is likely the one you’ve tangled in a propeller, marked as a prized fishing spot or dive site, or perhaps eaten – pickled, as a tasty appetizer. In response to concerns about declining bull kelp populations in some parts of the Sound, and mounting interest in kelp restoration, the Northwest Straits Commission is gathering information for use in local and regional planning and research.