Welcome to the Clallam County MRC Website
The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee was established by the Clallam County Commissioners in 1999 to protect and enhance the local marine environment and contribute to the protection of the marine environment of the Northwest Straits region.
The Clallam MRC is one of seven MRCs established in the Northwest Straits region as part of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative.
Be prepared for an oil spill: Hazwoper Training March 21; Oiled Wildlife Classes March 28 and April 11
You can help birds and other wildlife when they are affected by an oil spill. Clallam MRC offers a 2-class training where you will learn the practical aspects of basic intake and stabilization (March 28) and search and capture (April 11).
For more information about basic intake and stabilization, click here.
For more information about search and capture, click here.
Note:A "spill area" presents many hazards to responders and onlookers, so Federal and state laws require that anyone entering such an area be specially trained to minimize their risk of exposure to hazardous materials and environments. An 8-hour Hazwoper class is offered in Port Angeles on March 21. For more information, click here.
Internships available - apply by April 30
Are you interested in marine issues and citizen science? The Clallam Marine Resources Committee seeks qualified candidates to fill intern positions. Interns work closely with MRC members to protect and restore marine resources, focusing on marine debris, oils spills, Olympia oyster restoration, invasive species, and community outreach. Deadline for letters of interest is February 28, 2015. For more information, click here.
Interested in Joining the MRC?
The Clallam County MRC is looking to fill up to three vacancies!
Open positions: At-large position, representative of the marine trades, and a representative of Commissioner District III (West End)
Term: Four years
Summary: The MRC advises the Board of Commissioners regarding issues related to the marine resources of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and its bays, estuaries, and inlets within the borders of Clallam County.
Click here for an application. For more information, contact Cathy Lear, 360.417.2361, or visit the Clallam County website.