Snohomish County Government: Snohomish County Seeks Members of the Marine Resources Committee
Sophia Hitsky Elisa Dawson
Communications Specialist Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Volunteers will help guide efforts to conserve, protect and restore marine and coastal habitats in Snohomish County
EVERETT, Washington, November 18, 2021 – The Marine Resources Committee (MRC), a service provided by Snohomish County Surface Water Management, focuses on the protection and restoration of the county’s marine and estuarine environment. The committee is looking for up to three motivated new members eager to learn more about marine conservation, participate in scientific research and contribute to policy recommendations on marine issues within the framework of the RCN. The deadline for submitting applications is December 6, 2021.
Those selected to serve on the MRC will help recommend actions to the Snohomish County Executive and County Council during a three-year term from 2022 to 2024, with the possibility of two additional terms. For detailed information on the position, visit: www.snocomrc.org
The MRC is involved in the creation and management of projects and research tools in marine ecology such as the recent prioritization plan for the creosote piling of the Snohomish estuary and the removal of abandoned ships. The committee also contributes to community education, such as the annual education of recreational crabbers to reduce the loss of crab traps in Port Susan.
Note: All fieldwork is performed in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Snohomish County Health District, including social distancing, wearing masks, and cleaning regular high contact surfaces.
The RCN currently has 11 members who represent a balance of scientists, local and tribal government staff, and recreational, economic and environmental interests. In addition to these interests, the committee seeks members with diverse backgrounds in areas such as commercial fishing, marinas, housing development and the general business community.
To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in volunteering along with your resume and three references to Elisa Dawson at [email protected] Interested applicants 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 www.snocomrc.org.
The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is a service provided by Snohomish County Surface Water Management, a conservation and natural resources division. The objective of the MRC is to understand, protect and restore the marine and estuarine ecosystems of the county. Local citizens appointed by Snohomish County Council use scientific information to develop and implement projects and help shape local and regional marine conservation policy. CRM members strive to complement the ongoing efforts of government and nonprofit organizations. There are seven RCMs in the Northwest Strait region of Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.snocomrc.org.
This press release was produced by the Snohomish County Government. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.