February MRC Meeting
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Snohomish MRC Recruiting New Members!

The MRC currently has 4 vacant positions open for recruitment. The MRC is seeking applicants who can represent Economic Interests and Local Government Interests in Districts 1, 4, and 5. 

The MRC is looking for individuals who want to:

  • Learn about marine conservation
  • Participate in science-based research 
  • Contribute to policy recommendations
  • Have diverse backgrounds in areas such as: commercial fishing; marinas; railroads; housing development; and recreational, economic and local government interests.

Members are appointed for a three-year term (2023-2025) with the possibility of two additional terms. Commitments include:

  • Attending virtual monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Volunteering for a minimum of 10 hours a month, including possible fieldwork.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out this application. All applicants will be asked to attend 1-2 MRC meetings prior to being considered for formal membership.  

Questions? Contact Elisa Dawson at Elisa.Dawson@snoco.org.

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.