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Water Quality &
Marine Resources Programs


Our Water Quality Programs provide research-based water resources information and educational programs to the public. Our goal is to promote responsible land and water stewardship to protect aquifers, streams, rivers, wetlands, marine waters and the resources that these water bodies provide.

We offer the following services:

  • Educational Programs for real estate professionals including the program "With A Water View" designed to help real estate professionals understand water resource issues as they relate to homeowners and property development.

  • Educational programs on Onsite Sewage Systems.

  • Specific educational programming, leadership and assistance to watershed groups.

  • Technical assistance to area residents on specific water quality and water resource protection questions. Contact your local office or e-mail Robert Simmons, Water Resource Faculty.


    starfish.gif - 2537 BytesGrays Harbor Marine Resources Program encourages the understanding, development, wise use, and conservation of ocean and coastal resources. Through research, education, and Extension, marine resource programs are available to solve marine related problems on the coast of Washington and southern Puget Sound.

    Affiliated with the Washington Sea Grant Program, the program serves the community by providing technical assistance and educational activities to commercial and sports fishermen, seafood processors and retailers, fish and shellfish growers, coastal planners, marina operators, recreational boaters, teachers, students, and others who use, manage, or simply enjoy the area's marine resources.

    Activities of the program are geared to specific problems of a marine nature and to specific audiences. Assistance may include working with an individual on a particular project, presenting a day or evening work-shop for a group with a specific need, or teaching or coordinating an intensive short course on a marine subject. The office circulates newsletter, brochures, and other marine related publications, and maintains a small reference collection. Specialists in aquaculture, commercial fishing, seafood processing, coastal resources, and port management are used for special problems.

    If you are located in Grays Harbor and would like more information about this program contact Steve Harbell. Steve's office is located in the WSU Extension Office in South Bend, he can be reached by phone at (360)875-9331.


    Additional information regarding water quality protection in Washington can also be obtained from: