Seeking new Marine Resource Committee Members!
Snohomish County is recruiting for 3-4 new members to help guide Snohomish County marine and nearshore conservation, protection and restoration efforts.
Volunteers must apply and go through a selection process. Appointed citizens will help shape local and regional marine conservation policy. The MRC meetings are held in Everett on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Members are expected to volunteer at least 10 hours per month for MRC project planning and implementation, in addition to the monthly meetings.
The deadline for applications is November 18, 2019 or until filled.
To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in volunteering along with your resume and three references to Kathleen Pozarycki.
Interested candidates will also need to submit an online application form here. Please select “Marine Resources Advisory Committee” from the drop down menu when applying.
Spring 2018: Discover the Salish Sea Film and Next Generation Science Standard Curriculum in Snohomish County Schools.
The Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee are excited to share with you the educational film “Discover the Salish Sea,” produced and directed by Dr. Florian Graner. Florian lives locally in the Salish Sea, holds a PhD in Marine Biology, and has created this film for us to share with Snohomish County Schools. The film was made specifically for Snohomish County audiences and features footage of our region which residents may recognize.
We hope that this film teaches students about the Salish Sea, helps them understand the deep interconnectedness of our marine ecosystems, and inspires them to be stewards of their environments. We have also included a USB drive with the corresponding curriculum which meets the Next Generation Science Standards.
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.