Committee Meeting
:: Port Angeles Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room
2017 intern working on the kelp project
Spreading shells seeded with Olympia oysters

Clallam MRC 2018 Summer Projects

The summer months are the busiest time for Clallam MRC. This year we have hired seven student interns to help out on the following projects: kelp bed monitoring, west Elwha Beach stewardship, educational outreach to recreational crabbers, pigeon guillemot breeding surveys and, in close collaboration with the Makah and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, removal of the invasive green crab. The internships will culminate at the Intern Celebration August 20th.

Clallam MRC members, volunteers and interns are in the field collecting data on the extent of three kelp beds, beach usage including dog waste at west Elwha Beach, pigeon guillemot breeding colonies at 10 locations along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, forage fish spawning at five locations along the Strait, and shellfish at Pillar Point for biotoxin analysis. In addition, the Olympia oyster restoration effort in Sequim Bay will be expanded to include ½ - ¾ acre of tidelands in the head of the bay.  

If  you are interested in more information or volunteering on any of these projects click here.

Program Coordinator Position

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Washington CoastSavers are looking to hire an individual in a full-time position to support the goals of the two organizations.

For more information about the position click here.

Applications should include a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample of no more than three pages, and two professional references with phone numbers to Please be sure to put Program Coordinator in the subject line. Application deadline is June 15, 2018.