Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary News and Events
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary News and Events

Calendar of Events for 2020

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December


JANUARY

January 8 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

January 21 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests.More information

January 24 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Location: Montesano WA, City Hall
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Chris Butler-Minor.




FEBRUARY

February 11 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

February 18 - Speaker Series (Tom Mumford)
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Port Angeles WA
Details:

February 18 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee meeting
(6:00pm – 8:00pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests.More information

February 21 - 24 - 12th Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Location: Pacific Beach, Moclips and Seabrook, WA
Details: The local business community welcomes you to entertain your taste buds all weekend long with special chocolate menus and events!




MARCH

March 7 - 8 - Beachcombers Fun Fair
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
Details: The local business community welcomes you to entertain your taste buds all weekend long with special chocolate menus and events!

March 10 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

March 13 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Location: Port Angeles, WA, County Commissioners Chambers
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Chris Butler-Minor.

March 13 - Speaker Series - Jan Newton: Marine Heat Waves
Peninsula College
1502 East Lauridsen Boulevard
Details: Keegan Hall, Rm M-125

March 17 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests.More information

March 21 - 22 - 14th Annual Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza
Location: North Beach
Details: Top chefs from area restaurants bring their best clam chowder and entrees for a chance at "The Best of the North Beach". Enjoy vendors and food booths, music and much more. More information

March 25 - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
(9:30am-3:30pm)
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA
Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. More information

March 25 - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
(9:30am-3:30pm)
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA
Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. More information

March 28 - River & Ocean Film Festival
(4:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Location: Rainforest Arts Center, Forks, WA
Details: The River & Ocean Festival in Forks is sponsored by the North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee. This is an open-to-the public event to showcase films as well as educational booths and displays about coast resources and projects. For more information check out the River & Ocean Film Festival




April

April 7 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

April 14 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. More information

April TBD - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Chris Butler Minor or call (360) 406-2092.

April 18 - Washington Coast Cleanup
Location: Washington Coast
Details: You are invited to join us Saturday, April 29, 2016 for the annual Washington Coast Cleanup Day. Volunteers are encouraged to register online with www.coastsavers.org We will collect and remove debris from Washington's Olympic Peninsula Pacific Ocean beaches. This cleanup is organized by a partnership of community groups, businesses, Tribal and government agencies that formed the Washington Clean Coast Alliance in 2008. More information on the Alliance and volunteering for this and other beach cleanup events is available at www.coastsavers.org. Marine debris will be hauled off the beaches and brought to roadside collection sites for proper disposal. This community/volunteer effort will help preserve the beauty of our ocean beaches, reduce impacts of marine debris to wildlife, and make our shores safer for recreation. For more information or to register, email coastsavers@gmail.com.

April 19 - National Junior Ranger Day
(10:00am-2:00pm)
Location: Olympic National Park Visitors Center
Details: An all-day family event at Olympic National Park Visitor Center featuring guided walks, games, activities and more.

April 21 - Speaker Series – Jake Beuhler Science writer and communicator
(6:00pm – 8:00pm)
Location: Port Angeles WA
Details:

April TBD - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Chris Butler Minor or call (360) 406-2092.

April 24 - 26 - Annual Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival
Location: Hoquiam, WA
Details: Each spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world's greatest migrants. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! Tens of thousands of shorebirds feed on the open mudflats in the estuary. This concentration of birds offers people a great chance to view a number of shorebird species, and with luck, to see the birds fly together in beautiful formations while trying to escape the fastest creature on earth, the Peregrine Falcon. Last year, Hoquiam High School was buzzing with people throughout the weekend with the Nature Fun Fair, Birder's Bazaar, lectures, and the Poster Contest awards ceremony. Birders and their families from as far away as New York and Florida were able to come together at Festival Headquarters to view all of the exhibits, vendors, and fun kid's activities that were available. More information




MAY

May TBD - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Chris Butler Minor or call (360) 406-2092.

May TBD - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Chris Butler Minor or call (360) 406-2092.

May 12 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm-5:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

May 19 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests.More information

May TBD - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Chris Butler Minor or call (360) 406-2092.

May 16 - 4th annual MATE Olympic Coast ROV Competition
(10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: For more information contact or call (360) 406-2082

May 19 - Lynda Mapes: Killer whales
(6:00pm – 8:00pm)
Location: Port Angeles WA
Details:

May TBD - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Chris Butler Minor or call (360) 406-2092.

May 29th - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Location: Neah Bay WA, Makah Marina
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Chris Butler-Minor.

May TBD - Olympic Coast Discovery Center Volunteer Training
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you love the ocean, meeting new people, and learning new things come join the fun! Be an ocean champion and volunteer at Olympic Coast Discovery Center. The six-session training begins April 25th. For more information or to register, email Chris Butler Minor or call (360) 406-2092.




JUNE

June 8World Oceans Day

June 9 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm-5:30pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

June 10 - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
(3:30)
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. More information

June 13 - National Get Outdoors Day

June 16 - North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. More information

June 22 – June 25 - Jr. Oceanographers Youth Camp (Ages 5-6)
(9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: Feiro Marine Life Center and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary pair up to provide this opportunity for youngsters to work with scientists and learn about life in the ocean. For more information go to the Feiro web page or call Feiro Marine Life Center at (360) 417-6254. Scholarships are available for families in need.

June 29 - July 2 - Jr. Oceanographers Youth Camp (Ages 7-9)
(9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: Feiro Marine Life Center and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary pair up to provide this opportunity for youngsters to work with scientists and learn about life in the ocean. For more information go to the Feiro web page or call Feiro Marine Life Center at (360) 417-6254. Scholarships are available for families in need.




JULY

July TBD - Chief Taholah Days
Location: Taholah, WA
Details: Chief Taholah Days is the annual commemoration of the 1855 quinault Indian Nation Treaty. It takes place the first week of July. Enjoy a parade, baseball, canoe races, salmon bake, fireworks and more. Read about more things to see and do in Quinault Indian Nation.

July 6- July 9 - NOAA Explorers Camp
(9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Location: Port Angeles
Details: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will provide this opportunity for youngsters to work with scientists and learn about NOAA Science. For more information go to the Feiro web page or call Feiro Marine Life Center at (360) 417-6254. Scholarships are available for families in need.

July 14 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30-5:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

July 21 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. Mor information

July TBD - Quileute Days
Location: La Push, WA
Details: Quileute Days is a celebration of the Quileute culture. Visit www.quileutenation.org for more information about the Quileute Tribe and La Push.

July 17 or 24 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Location: Coastal Location TBD Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Chris Butler-Minor at (360) 406-2092.




AUGUST

August 1 - Get Into Your Sanctuary
(7:00 am - 9:30 am)
Location: TBD
Details:

August 2 - Get Into Your Sanctuary/Vet Into Your Sanctuary
(7:00 am - 9:30 am)
Location: TBD
Details:

August 11 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting (3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group.More information

August 18 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. More information

August 28-30 - Makah Days
Location: Neah Bay, WA
Details: The 95th Annual Makah Days celebration spans three days with canoe races and bone games, kids races, royalty, salmon bake, traditional dancing, talent show and fireworks. There is no admission for Makah Days events. However, a $10.00 recreational use permit is required if you are planning other recreational activities, such as hiking, camping, fishing, or visiting Cape Flattery, Shi Shi or other trails and beaches. Join the fun and celebrate Makah heritage!




SEPTEMBER

September 8 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

September 15 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. More information

September 19 - International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by CoastSavers
Location: shorelines of the outer coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca
Details: Volunteers are encouraged to register online with www.coastsavers.org. for this international effort to remove debris from coastlines and reduce habitat, wildlife and aesthetic impacts of marine debris. In 2013, 650,000 volunteers from around the world joined this effort. 2013 was also the first year CoastSavers joined this fall cleanup to coordinate volunteers in Washington State. Come enjoy a day or the weekend on the Olympic Peninsula; pick a favorite beach; spend a few hours volunteering at the cleanup and the remainder of your visit on your favorite recreational activities. For more information visit www.coastsavers.org.

September 23 - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
Time: (9:30am-3:30pm)
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA
Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. More information

September 25 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(9:30am-3:30pm)
Location: Bremerton, WA, Fairfield Inn and Suite
Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Chris Butler-Minor at (360) 406-2092.

September 25 - Dungeness River Festival
Location: Sequim, WA
(9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Details: The 16th Dungeness River Festival at Railroad Bridge Park will include activities and fun for all ages! The event will feature nature exhibits and activities, plant and river walks, food and more! For more information go to Dungeness River Audubon Center website.




OCTOBER

October 9 - 11 - Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Details: The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is the annual celebration of the region's diverse bounty - the seafood, the maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. The festival's featured crustacean, the Dungeness Crab, was named after the village of Dungeness (near Port Angeles), Washington. The festival is located at Port Angeles City Pier and Red Lion Hotel overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with Victoria, B.C. just a ferry ride away.

October 13 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30-5:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

October 20 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. More information




NOVEMBER

November 6 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Location: Forks WA, Olympic Natural Resource Center Details: Sanctuary advisory councils bring members of a diverse community together to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on the management and protection of the sanctuary. Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets regularly and is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, industry, conservation organizations and citizens. For more information contact Council Coordinator Chris Butler-Minor at (360) 406-2092.

November TBD - Seattle Aquarium Discover Science Weekend
Location: Seattle, WA
Details: Join NOAA educators and scientists, local meteorologists, and Aquarium staff for an opportunity to discover science together through exciting interactive experiments and presentations. Experiments and displays will be set up throughout the Seattle Aquarium for a fabulous, hands-on marine science experience.

November 10 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30-5:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

November 17 - North Pacific Coast MRC program website
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. More information




DECEMBER

December 8 - Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee Meeting
(3:30-5:30 pm)
Location: Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Details: The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues, recommend remedial actions to local, state, and federal authorities, build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the Benchmarks of Performance as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group. More information

December 9 - Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council Meeting
Time: (9:30am-3:30pm)
Location: Port of Grays Harbor, Commission Chambers Room, 111 S. Wooding Street, Aberdeen, WA Details: In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that established the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor. Ecology is assigned the primary staff support for the council. This new council will replace the former Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council established by Ecology in 2011. More information

December 15 - North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee meeting
(4:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Location: Forks, WA
Details: North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee is an advisory committee for marine issues on Washington State's outer coast communities of Clallam and Jefferson Counties that stretches from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Queets River in the south. The stakeholder committee includes representatives from Jefferson and Clallam Counties, the City of Forks, the Hoh, Quileute and Makah Tribes, and six citizen stakeholders representing local fishing, education, conservation, marine science and business interests. More information




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