Earth Day Beach Clean-Up
: Numerous beaches along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and outer coast


Clallam MRC 2019 Internship Program

Application deadline April 26, 2019

Once again the Clallam MRC is offering five paid internships to high school and college students living on the Olympic Peninsula. The duration of the internships is 80 hours @ $15/hr. to be completed before August 19, 2019. The five interns will be working on the following current environmental projects with scientists and other professionals:

  • Kelp Monitoring: One intern will help organize and participate in kayak-based kelp surveys to be conducted at three locations along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
  • Crabber Outreach: Two interns will help organize and participate in educational outreach events to recreational crab fishers in Clallam County.
  • Green Crabs and Olympia Oyster: One intern will help organize and conduct green crab trapping and removal efforts in Sequim Bay and adjacent areas. The intern will also participate in two Olympia oyster population surveys in Sequim Bay.
  • Pigeon Guillemot Breeding Surveys: One intern will help organize and participate in surveys of the breeding colonies including coordination of the volunteers.

Application Process

MRC-sponsored interns must meet the following criteria to be selected:

  • MRC-sponsored interns must be at least 17 years old.
  • MRC-sponsored interns must show a high level of responsibility in their Natural Resources/Environmental Studies program work.

If you are interested in becoming a MRC-sponsored intern submit a letter of intent to the Clallam Marine resources Committee at

Free Oiled Wildlife Training

Learn how to help oiled wildlife in advance of an oil spill. This one-day interactive training will focus on the effects of oil on wildlife; why rehabilitation of oiled wildlife is important; aquatic bird behavior and anatomy; wildlife handling; and how to provide initial care for oiled birds. The training will combine presentation, video, hands-on workshop and discussion. You can register on Facebook or by clicking on the button below.


April 27, 2019
Where: Pioneer Park Clubhouse 
387 E Washington Street
Sequim, WA
Time: 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Mark Ozias reads up the proclamation

March - Oil spill preparedness month

During their regular meeting on February 26, the Clallam County Commissioners issued a proclamation to designate March 2019 as Oil Spill Preparedness Month.

Clallam MRC and its partners invite the public to participate in several trainings and outreach events in the county to promote awareness of the importance of oil spill preparedness.

  • On March 2nd Clallam MRC hosted an 8-hr HAZWOPER training provided by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, US Coast Guard, Department of Ecology and Focus Wildlife.
  • On March 21-23 the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will be hosting a 24-hr HAZWOPER training at Guy Cole Center in Sequim. The training is open to all.

  • On April 27 the Clallam MRC and Focus Wildlife will offer an oiled wildlife training (to register see information above).


Jeff Ward, Clallam MRC Chair, Acceptance Speech