MRC Monthly Meeting
: Meetings are held via Zoom. For login information, please contact Elisa Dawson: Elisa.Dawson@snoco.org.

Join us for the Starlight Beach Walk Webinar with WSU Beach Watchers!

Join the adventure of exploring the beach at night!

Tune in with your family and friends to learn about upcoming low tides, marine ecology, what to wear, where to go and what amazing creatures you can discover on a beach walk under the stars, with the help of WSU Beach Watchers.

Monday, February 22nd - 6:30PM to 7:30PM

You need to have a Zoom account to connect to the webinar. If you do not already have a Zoom account you can join for free at: https://zoom.us/

For more information contact Jonathan Robinson with WSU Beach Watchers: jonathan.w.robinson@wsu.edu

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.