Antonio Jones, Marine and Nearshore Program Technician

Congrats and thank you, Antonio!

As our invasive green crab trapping season wrapped up, we also said goodbye to our Marine & Nearshore Project Technician, Antonio Jones. The 2022 field season was the second year that Antonio joined us as a Veterans Conservation Corps member. His hard work and dedication contributed to setting thousands of traps and catching more than 300 European green crabs in Drayton Harbor near Blaine, WA during the 2022 season.

In addition to completing his work with the NW Straits Commission, Antonio recently graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Environmental Studies. We wish Antonio all the best as he pursues a new career field in marine science!

We're hiring!

The Northwest Straits Commission is hiring a Communications CoordinatorClick here to learn more and apply. Open until filled.

The Northwest Straits Commission is a regional coordinating body comprised of people who care about the marine areas where they live, and who work together to protect and restore marine resources.

The Northwest Straits Commission carries out regional conservation projects and supports the work of seven Marine Resources Committees through funding, technical support, training and regional coordination.

Find us on:  Facebook   Twitter   Instagram   LinkedIn

More About Us and the Northwest Straits Region »

February 2023 Commission meeting

February 24

Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources

  • Member updates

    Whatcom MRC

    Many thanks to departing San Juan MRC members Carl Davis and Ivan Reiff, as well as Whatcom MRC's Eleanor Hines, who also served as chair of the MRC. We appreciate all of the time and dedication to the Salish Sea that each of you shared!

    Interested in MRC membership? San Juan and Whatcom MRCs are seeking new members. Learn more at the links below:
    San Juan MRC
    Whatcom MRC

  • Coupeville Wharf video

    Island MRC

    Back in July, Island MRC worked with Sound Water Stewards, Atlantis Steam, and Blue Skies Drone to get video from above and below the Coupeville Wharf. The MRC helped to identify the underwater organisms found in the film and taught the Atlantis Steam students about the importance of our marine ecosystem.

    The video covers topics like history and natural history of the local area and will be hosted and shown at the Coupeville Wharf. Click here to watch!

  • 2023 Salish Sea Stewards

    Skagit MRC

    The Salish Sea Stewards is a volunteer program implemented by the Skagit MRC and Padilla Bay Reserve. After a free 40-hour training, Salish Sea Stewards pledge to complete 40 hours of volunteer work along the shores of the Salish Sea in one year.

    Interested in becoming a 2023 Salish Sea Steward or know someone who might be? The 2023 trainings will be held Tuesday afternoons from February 7th to April 25th. Learn more and register for the training at

Member Spotlight: Karin Roemers-Kleven

San Juan MRC

Karin relocated to San Juan County from Tacoma in 2015 to be close to the resident orcas. As the whales' numbers began to decline, Karin wanted to help, and devoted nearly 200 hours on training focused on the environment the whales depend on. She sought avenues to pass that knowledge on to others and engage them through storytelling to change their impact on the ecosystem.

Continue Reading »

Upcoming Events

  • Feb


    February 2023 Commission meeting

    February 24

    Check back for the agenda and meeting materials. 


    22712 6th Ave NE
    Arlington, WA 98223

    Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources

  • Mar


    Northwest Straits Retreat

    March 30-March 31

    Retreat for members of the Northwest Straits Commission. Location and agenda pending. 

  • Apr


    April 2023 Commission meeting

    April 28

    Check back for agenda and meeting materials. 

    Join Zoom meeting - click here.

    Meeting ID: 845 1561 9598
    Passcode: 974813