Committee Meeting
: Feiro Marine Life Center - 315 N. Lincoln St.
Jeff Ward and intern Rylan MacDonald holding a green crab
Spreading shells seeded with Olympia oysters

Clallam MRC 2018 Summer Projects

The summer months are the busiest time for Clallam MRC. This year we have hired seven student interns to help out on the following projects: kelp bed monitoring, west Elwha Beach stewardship, educational outreach to recreational crabbers, pigeon guillemot breeding surveys and, in close collaboration with the Makah and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, removal of the invasive green crab. The internships will culminate at the Intern Celebration August 20th.

Clallam MRC members, volunteers and interns are in the field collecting data on the extent of three kelp beds, beach usage including dog waste at west Elwha Beach, pigeon guillemot breeding colonies at 10 locations along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, forage fish spawning at five locations along the Strait, and shellfish at Pillar Point for biotoxin analysis. In addition, the Olympia oyster restoration effort in Sequim Bay will be expanded to include ½ - ¾ acre of tidelands in the head of the bay.  

If  you are interested in more information or volunteering on any of these projects click here.

NOAA Sanctuary
Surfrider Foundation

My Coast, My Community Video Competition

Do you have a hero in your community that you want to acknowledge who’s been important to you and your coastal neighbors? Is there someone who’s making a difference in your community? Surfrider Foundation want to hear your story. If you are in grades 9-12 in the 2018-19 school year, we want to hear about the inspiring people you know in your community who make it a better place to live and work. This community hero could be your PE teacher, a fisherman, a retiree who picks up beach trash, or your friend who rides his/her bike to school in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

Make an engaging maximum two minute video about someone in your community who makes a difference and you could win up to $750 in prizes!

Submission deadline is Oct. 1, 2018. For more information click here.