The ocean is a tremendously busy place, and as it gets busier, managing the resources and uses of the ocean will become more and more complex.  Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a process of mapping those uses in order to provide planners and decision makers the information they need to make wise decisions when managing resources or considering new uses.

More information about MSP can be found here:

This month, coastal Marine Resource Committees (MRCs) will be hosting a series of workshops to educate the public and solicit feedback regarding MSP.  This is a tremendous opportunity for coastal communities to get a better understanding of MSP, and also to meet members of their respective MRCs.

If you have any interest in MSP, or just want to meet your local MRC, please attend one of these workshops, and spread the word to others who may be interested.  Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Here are the times and locations:

Pacific County

Tuesday, April 9th – 6:00 – 7:30
Willapa Harbor Community Center
916 West First Street, South Bend, WA

Wednesday, April 10th – 6:00 -7:30
Ilwaco Community Building
158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA

Grays Harbor County

Tuesday, April 16th – 5:30 -7:30
Rotary Log Pavilion
1401 Sargent Blvd, Aberdeen, WA

North Coast Counties

Thursday, April 18th – 5:30 – 7:30
Olympic Natural Resource Center
1455 S. Forks Avenue, Forks, WA

Wahkiakum County

Monday, April 22nd – 5:00 – 7:00
Johnson Park
4188 W SR4, Rosburg, WA