Port of Grays Harbor

Grays Harbor receives additional $4.255 million in Corps FY2018 Work Plan

June 2018 – Aberdeen, Wash. – On Monday, June 11, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Work Plan which included an additional $4.255 million for operations and maintenance work in Grays Harbor. The funding will be used for additional maintenance dredging of Grays Harbor and repair of the Point Chehalis revetment in Westport. The additional funding provided in the FY2018 Work Plan brings the total operations and maintenance for Grays Harbor to $15.965 million in FY2018.

The FY2018 omnibus bill passed in March, which will allocate nearly $956 million of additional funding for coastal and inland navigation projects. Approximately $485 million of the funding will go to operations and maintenance activities of our nation’s waterways such as dredging, jetty maintenance, dredged material placement facilities and other navigation efforts.

“This additional federal funding directly supports Grays Harbor’s nationally significant marine commerce activity including the shipment of cargo at our marine terminals and commercial seafood landings at the Westport Marina that combined create thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions in local economic activity,” shared Executive Director Gary Nelson. “We want to recognize and thank our federal delegation, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell and Congressman Derek Kilmer, for their hard work in ensuring the funding for construction, operations and maintenance of our nation’s waterways remains a priority.”

Founded in 1911, the Port of Grays Harbor is one of Washington State’s oldest port districts and Washington’s only deep-water port located directly on the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Grays Harbor operates 4 deep-water marine terminals, the Westport Marina, Bowerman Airport,

Grays Harbor ship assist services, numerous public waterfront access facilities, in addition to industrial and business parks throughout the County. The addition of Satsop Business Park increased the Port’s properties to more than 1,000 acres of industrial properties and an additional 1,200 acres of sustainably managed forestland. Strategically located midway between Seattle and Portland and less than 1 ½ hours from open sea, the Port of Grays Harbor provides businesses a diverse portfolio of facilities. More information on the Port of Grays Harbor’s facilities and operations is available at portofgraysharbor.com or satsop.com.

American Construction performs annual maintenance dredging on the Grays Harbor Navigation Channel near the Port of Grays Harbor’s Terminal 4. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s FY2018 Work Plan provided an additional $4.255 million for maintenance dredging and repairs to the Point Chehalis revetment in Westport