County seeks qualified applicants for Marine Resources Committee

Submitted by San Juan County.

San Juan County is currently seeking qualified applicants for positions on the Marine Resources Committee (MRC). The MRC is a voluntary citizen advisory group to San Juan County Council and is managed through the County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship. The MRC’s purpose is to protect and restore the marine waters, habitats, and species of the Salish Sea to achieve ecosystem health and sustainable resource use. In addition to policy issues, the MRC supports marine research and provides education and outreach.

Desirable candidates will add to the MRC’s diversity of perspectives surrounding marine resource issues in San Juan County. Specifically, the MRC is seeking to recruit members with backgrounds in any of the following areas: ports or marinas, commercial fishing, marine science, shoreline development and/or planning, and tourism related industries.

San Juan MRC members will play an important role in local marine resource management by: advising the San Juan County Council on marine resource issues, planning and implementing marine conservation projects, and providing education and outreach to raise awareness and engage with citizens on marine issues.

To apply, please complete the Citizen Advisory Committee Application ( by Jan. 6, 2023. Interviews are expected to be held in mid-January. Please contact MRC Coordinator, Sam Whitridge, with questions at