North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee

The North Pacific Coast (NPC) Marine Resources Committee (MRC) promotes community involvement in Pacific Coast issues in western Clallam and Jefferson Counties. MRC members and participants learn about resource conditions and coastal community needs, participate in local and regional projects, and sponsor activities and studies having to do with the unique management issues of Washington's outer coast. Funding for the Coastal MRC Program is provided through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 


February 20, 4-6pm
In person: Peninsula College, Forks Campus
481 South Forks Avenue, Room 103, Forks, WA
Meeting ID: 817 4396 3023
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up to 11:59 p.m. the day before the meeting.
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Public Invited!

Draft February Agenda
Draft January Meeting Summary

Microplastics Teaching Training Module
- Recorded step-by-step presentation
- Microplastic equipment list
- Microplastic worksheet
- Protocol for sampling

Pending 2023-25 Requests

Dead bird citizen science for youth community members: an internship program with COASST, University of Washington

Building capacity for coastal Dungeness Crab larval monitoring and inclusion in a region-wide collaborative effort, Puget Sound Restoration Fund

Hoh watershed adventure, Futurewise

Olympic Coast remotely operated vehicle training and MATE ROV competition (OC-ROV), National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Seaport Landing aluminum hull vessel, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

NPC MRC and NPC LE Newsletter:
West End Natural Resources News

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2022-23 NPC MRC Projects:

  1. Dead bird citizen science for youth community members: a pilot internship program with COASST; Sponsor: UW; MRC Request: $35,852
  2. Geologic Hazards and Rapid Terrace Erosion at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, WA; Sponsor: UW; MRC Request: $28,884
  3. Marine Advanced Technology and Education (MATE) Olympic Coast Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition – Taking BlueTech to New Depths; Sponsor: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; MRC Request: $1,300
  4. Micro-plastic education and outreach for youth on the North Pacific Coast; Sponsor: Twin Harbors Waterkeeper; MRC Request: $3,687
  5. Remote cleanups on Olympic National Park beaches; Sponsor: Twin Harbors Waterkeeper; MRC Request: $2,657
  6. Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) testing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analyses: a pilot study to spark a long-term Outer Coast monitoring program; Sponsor: Seattle Aquarium; MRC Request: $24,800
  7. Washington CoastSavers: Rebuilding of Online Volunteer Registration System and Expanding Outreach; Sponsor: National Marine Sanctuary Foundation; MRC Request: $9,990


Watch the 2020 River & Ocean Film Festival in three episodes. 
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3

Meetings and Newsletters

 Link to copies of Meeting Agendas and Minutes and newsletters.

Coast MRC Summit October 23-25, 2019


•WA Coast Life History and Death History
UW Professor Julia Parrish, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and COASST Science Coordinator Hillary Burgess
Quileute Tribe Marine Science
Jennifer Hagen, Marine Policy Advisor Quileute Natural Resources

Kalaloch Razor Clam Population and ONP On-going Research into the Pathogen NIX
Steve Fradkin, Olympic National Park Coastal Ecologist/Limnologist

The Dynamic North Coast Seashore
Ian Miller, WA Sea Grant Coastal Hazards Specialist

Implementing Washington’s Marine Spatial Plan
Teressa Pucylowski, WA Dept. of Ecology Marine Spatial Planning Coordinator

Coastal Resilience Action Demonstration Project
Jackson Blalock WA Dept. of Ecology Community Engagement Specialist 

New developments in WA climate and Emission Reduction Policies
Julia Sanders, Global Ocean Health

Coast Educational Community Projects, Priorities, Opportunities Part 1
John Hunter, FHS Science Teacher

Coast Educational Community Projects, Priorities, Opportunities Part 2 
Nicole Harris, Education Specialist 
Coast Educational Community Projects, Priorities, Opportunities Part 3 
Julie Tennis, PEI Coastal Region FieldSTEM Coordinator 

Invasive European Green Crab Trapping Program 
Adrianne Akmajian, Makah Fisheries Management Marine Ecologist 

Holocene landslides and terraces at Rialto Beach 
UW Applied Master’s Chelsea Bush, Department of Earth and Space Science 

Clues to the Climate and Environment over the Last Million Years at Rialto Beach and Steamboat Creek 
UW Professor Kathy Troost, Department of Earth and Space Science 

Vacancy Announcement

Jefferson and Clallam Counties 
North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC)

As part of Washington State’s Coastal Marine Resources Committees Program, the NPC MRC conducts activities and projects in support of coastal ecosystems and sustainable marine-based livelihoods in western Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Meetings are held each month on third Tuesdays, 4-6pm (except December) at the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, WA. There is currently a vacancy for a citizen representative of Jefferson County. Interested individuals should submit a letter or email of interest to the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This is a non-paid position. For more information, contact Tami Pokorny at Ph: (360) 379-4498 or email 

Request for Proposals

Learn more about the 2019-21 Request for Proposals to fund potential projects

Additional Resources