Marine Programs

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Healthy, vibrant marine resources are the cornerstone of the Islands ecosystem and economy

Kelp -photo by P. Green
Two Southern Resident killer whales breaching near shore, photo by Jeanne Hyde
Forage fish
sunken boat in a cove

The preservation and restoration of our marine environment flows from our actions on land and water, to our beaches, eelgrass and kelp beds, and the dynamic troughs of the Salish Sea. Learn about what the County does to protect and recover our waters, forage fish habitat, salmon, Southern Resident killer whales, and other marine wildlife.