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2020 Green Crab Internship in Neah Bay

Last week Clallam MRC interviewed four very qualified candidates for the green crab internship in Neah Bay. We are excited to announce that we hired Angelina Woods who will be working closely with Adrianne Akmajian, marine ecologist at Makah Tribe. Angelina is a running start student at the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. Her goal is to pursue a degree and career within the STEM field. During the interviews Adrianne talked about the plans for the 2020 green crab project. They expect to catch a lot of crab and they will be testing other traps in addition to the more traditional Fukui and minnow traps. Since 2017 the trapping effort has caught 2,516 green crabs.

2020 Video Internships

Clallam MRC is excited to announce that we have hired Tyler Diltz and Malleck Braun as our 2020 video interns. Both Tyler and Malleck are students in the video production program at Port Angeles High School. Students from this program have worked with several community organizations (such as Crabfest, Peninsula Area Public Access, and Lefties) to produce high quality informational videos. In June 2019, a team of students including Malleck was nominated for multiple Student-Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Tyler has invested in his own camera and editing software for his computer and plans to make it his career.

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Clallam MRC Openings

The Clallam MRC has decided to expand the committee and include alternates for all member positions. Representative positions currently without an alternate are:

  • City of Sequim
  • The Conservation and Environmental Interests
  • The Development Community
  • Port of Port Angeles
  • Tourism and Recreation
  • Two At-Large positions

MRC members are expected to attend a 2-hour monthly evening meeting. Alternates for each position can participate in all MRC meetings, discussions and activities and will vote on issues when the Representative for that position is absent. In addition, the MRC members participate in Clallam MRC projects and help the committee respond to emerging issues. No experience is required, but previous involvement with education or marine natural resources is greatly appreciated. 

Still not sure? Consider attending one of our monthly meetings to find out more about our group. For more information contact Helle Andersen at handersen@co.clallam.wa.us or 360-417-2416.

Booth at Dungeness River Festival
Kelp Survey in Clallam Bay