Every year OysterFest also features a number of exhibits (many of which are hands on!) which showcase the beauty, and the delicacy, of our remarkable Puget Sound ecosystem. Children and adults at OysterFest enjoy many opportunities to learn about the mudflats and tidal zones that serve as the humble oysters habitat, and how they can help to protect and enjoy our local waters. The touch tanks especially are a perennial favorite! As you explore the festival you're also likely to stumble across roving entertainers, discover the opportunity to drive a remote control boat, or enjoy a quiet moment feasting your eyes (as well as your stomach) on the abundance of local photographs, paintings and sculpture.

This year will be our first for the new location – just down the road from the fairgrounds site on the Port of Shelton – so expect lots of exciting changes and additions! 


Charlie’s Vision

We have had our 501(c)(3) designation since 05/2018. We have sent 4ea Command Staff for training at WASPC (Washinton Association of Sheriff’s and Police Chief’s) including expenses, as our bank account grows, so will our assistance with areas of need.

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group strives to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through restoration, education, and research. Our mission is to ensure that wild salmon are once again abundant in the Pacific Northwest.

With the help of our donors, volunteers, and staff, the Center participates in restoration and research projects throughout the entire Hood Canal Watershed. These efforts not only benefit local salmon populations, but also support the ecological diversity of this beautiful and scenic natural community.

In addition to habitat restoration and research, the Salmon Center carries out an assortment of educational programs, supporting students, teachers, and life-long learners. The Center’s certified organic garden demonstrates how salmon, humans, and agriculture can coexist.

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and funding for our research, restoration and education projects comes from grants, donations and memberships.

Kitten Rescue of Mason County

Kitten Rescue of Mason County is a 501(c)3 non profit organization, currently the only cat/kitten rescue in Mason County serving our community. Kitten Rescue is dedicated to placing abandoned and unwanted kittens in safe & loving forever indoor only homes. We have hundreds of kittens veterinarian tested, immunized and altered each year, so far this year we have had over 400 adoptions. We also have approximately 20 feral colonies that have over 200 cats which have been trapped, altered & released. Kitten Rescue also has a barn and commercial cat adoption program. We provide volunteer hours for high school students and court appointed community service hours opportunities. Funds are raised from private donations, garage sales, a Christmas Bazaar, and grants.

Mason Conservation District

​​”PROMOTING THE SUSTAINABLE USE, CONSERVATION & RESTORATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITY”

Mason County Historic Society/ Mason County Veterans Memorial Boardwalk

The Historic Society is dedicated to the collection and preserving of the Counties history, there are a number of programs under the umbrella such as the car show, the Downtown Neon Project, preserving Tollie. We have just started this project this year and have yet to initiate any construction, so no funds spent yet.

Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board

The Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board works to ensure that the requirements of the Washington State Noxious Weed Law, RCW 17.10 are met in Mason County. Education, technical assistance and control of noxious weeds through voluntary compliance and enforcement ensure that landowners control noxious weeds on their properties, as required by law.

Mason General Hospital

Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County is now known as Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics (MGH&FC) was established in 1968. In 2018 MGH&FC celebrated 50 years of service to our community. Funds raised by MGH Foundation will be used to fund medical equipment and health services and programs for the community and patients. Our vision is United Community, Empowered People, Execeptional Health and our mission is to put our Patients First.

Mason Toys For Tots

Toys-For-Tots is a not for profit organization serving Mason County children. 2018 was our first year in operation and plan to be here for as long as our community needs our support.

Mason Transit

We are the public transportation agency for Mason County and beyound! We are awesome!

Pacific coast Shellfish Growers Assoc.

Founded in 1930, the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA) represents growers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii.
PCSGA works on behalf of its members on a broad spectrum of issues, including environmental protection, shellfish safety, regulations, technology and marketing.

PCSGA will have an educational exhibitor booth with an ice table displaying different types of shellfish grown in this region, along with an interactive “Shellfish Are Habitat Forming” activity.

ShelterBox

We are a disaster relief organization, partner of Rotary International , providing shelter and repair kits to families who are suffering from political and environmental disasters.

Sound Learning

Sound Learning provides education programs that include: GED Prep, HS21+ instruction (yes you can use life experience to earn some credits), and English for Speakers of Other Languages. We assist with academic, employability, career, training or college readiness skills, and digital literacy. We offer low or no cost programs, flexible schedules, and a supportive environment for people who want to move ahead on the path to training, college, or a family wage job.

WA Dept of Health Shellfish Program

The mission of the Washington State Department of Health’s Shellfish Program is to prevent illness in people who eat Washington-grown molluscan shellfish.

WSU Extension Mason County

Washington State University Extension Mason County helps people put research-based knowledge to work, improving their lives, communities, and the environment. Thes focus will be on shoreline management. Extension educators and Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about maintaining septic systems, how to become a shore steward and shoreline plants and their care and management.