Valerie Normand Elisa Dawson
Communications Specialist II Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Volunteers will help guide Snohomish County’s marine and nearshore habitat conservation, protection, and restoration efforts
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 15, 2023 – The Marine Resources Committee (MRC), a service provided by Snohomish County Surface Water Management, is focused on protecting and restoring the marine and estuarine environment of the county. The committee is seeking new motivated members who are eager to learn about marine conservation, participate in science-based research, and contribute to policy recommendations on marine issues as a part of the MRC.
Those selected to serve on the MRC will help recommend actions to the Snohomish County Executive and the County Council during a three-year term running 2025 through 2027, with the possibility of two additional three-year terms. MRC members are asked to attend monthly MRC Meetings and assist approximately 10 hours per month on MRC projects. MRC members represent a balance of scientists, local and tribal governments' staff, and recreational, economic, and environmental interests.
Interested applicants are encouraged to attend at least one MRC meeting as part of their application process. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information on meetings, visit www.snocomrc.org.
The deadline for applications is October 1, 2023. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in volunteering along with your resume to Elisa Dawson at Elisa.Dawson@snoco.org. Interested candidates will also need to submit an online application form here. Please select “Marine Resources Advisory Committee” from the drop-down menu when applying. For more information, visit https://www.snocomrc.org/.
About the Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee
The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is a service provided by Snohomish County Surface Water Management, a division of Conservation and Natural Resources. The MRC’s goal is to understand, protect, and restore the marine and estuarine ecosystems of the county. Local residents appointed by the Snohomish County Council use science-based information to develop and implement projects and help shape local and regional marine conservation policy. MRC members work to complement ongoing efforts by both government and nonprofit agencies. There are seven MRCs in the Northwest Straits region of the Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.snocomrc.org.
About Snohomish County Conservation and Natural Resources
The Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) includes the Division of Surface Water Management; the Division of Parks and Recreation; the Office of Energy and Sustainability and the Office of Agriculture. DCNR works in support of thriving communities; a clean and healthy environment to foster environmental stewardship; ensuring food security; supporting a green economy, and strengthening communities by providing regional parks and infrastructure; protecting the region's water, air, land and natural habitats; enhancing agriculture and recreation; and reducing flooding. https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5758