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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Funding Opportunity for Marine Stewardship, Restoration & Engagement

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October 2, 2017

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Tami Pokorny, 360.379.4498

Jefferson County Community Health


Funding Opportunity for Marine Stewardship, Restoration & Engagement
in Western Jefferson and Clallam Counties


Port Townsend – The North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC) invites project proposals for the 2017-19 funding round. Eligible projects will be designed to promote marine stewardship, restoration and citizen engagement focused on the resources and communities of the North Olympic Peninsula’s Pacific Coast.

Up to $50,000 will be distributed among competitive projects. Projects must fall within at least one of six broad categories as defined by the Coastal MRC Program Performance Benchmarks: Marine Habitats, Marine Life, Marine and Fresh Water Quality, Sound Science, Education and Outreach, or Coastal Communities. Examples of project types funded by the NPC MRC in the past include:

  1. Interpretive products and projects about the marine environment or its use by people or the resources coastal people value
  2. Beach clean‐ups: local clean‐ups or participation in coast‐wide clean‐ups.
  3. Science projects: research or monitoring projects by professionals or citizen science groups.
  4. Coast‐wide projects: a project that engages more than one of the Marine Resources Committees (MRCs) on the coast in a joint effort.
  5. Ocean literacy: Marine oriented K‐12 education, citizen science programs,


Key dates for applicants include:


The North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee 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.


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