Clallam MRC Meeting
: Commissioners’ Large Meeting Room, 223 East 4th Street Port Angeles

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


If you're interested in helping oiled wildlife response efforts here is your chance to receive free training - in advance of an oil spill.

Date and Location

March 2, 2019
Where: City Council Chambers
321 East 5th Street
Port Angeles, WA
Time: 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Register for Training

Learn Important Safety Skills

This one-day interactive training will help you understand how to recognize, react, and protect yourself from the hazards associated with an oil spill. The class will cover hazardous situation recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, and an overview of how oil spill response operations are conducted. The class also examines hazards associated with working around oiled wildlife.

NOTE: While some of the subject matter discussed is related to oiled wildlife specific hazards, this training is not a wildlife handling or treatment course.

For further questions, please email Nhi Irwin at

What to Expect from the Training

  • Check in starts at 7:30 AM so please come early. Class will start promptly at 8:00 AM.
  • Come prepared to be part of an interactive day of training, including demonstration of incident briefings and break out sessions for group discussions. Course materials will be made available.
  • Light refreshments will be served, but you are on your own for lunch. The Port Angeles facility does not have a writing surface so you may want to bring a notebook or clipboard. The Everett facility provides desks.
  • Upon completion, you will receive an 8-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certificate. This class satisfies the annual HAZWOPER renewal requirements.

Participate in the State Launched MyCoast

You can help document the changing coast in Clallam County by using  MyCoast  to document tides, storm damage, marine debris, creosote pilings and much more. Take a picture using the MyCoast mobile app or submit it via your browser when you get back to your computer.  The MyCoast servers fetch the background data such as tides and weather to add context to your picture. State and municipal employees, planners, developers, business owners, and others can use your data to make better decisions.

You can take pictures anywhere and upload them in MyCoast, but Clallam MRC has selected two beaches to focus the effort. The first beach is the Three Crabs restoration site and the second beach is Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles. 

Find the location shown in the pictures and include the objects in the circles.


3 Crabs Restoration Site