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Events

28
Sep
2022

Skookumchuck Dam Webinar- Chehalis Basin Strategy

The Skookumchuck Dam is over 50 years old, and the power plant it was built to serve is shutting down. The Office of Chehalis Basin has been working with TransAlta, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Quinault Indian Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, and others to examine possible futures for the dam. Join the Chehalis Strategy for a discussion of our work so far.

To register:  https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Ljr7atgmRgaYYVcXn6myRA

1
Oct
2022

Onalaska Apple Festival!

Come learn about salmon recovery projects in the Newaukum River Basin at the Chehalis Lead Entity and Lewis Conservation District booths at the Onalaska Apple Festival.

1
Oct
2022

Alder Creek Clean-up – Grays Harbor Stream Team

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, October 1, 10 am to 1 pm.

Meet at Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P Smith Drive, 1700 Building, Aberdeen

Come clean up Alder Creek with the Grays Harbor Stream Team.

Contact Alexa for more information: graysharborstreamteam@gmail.com

3
Oct
2022

Habitat Work Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Regular meeting of the Habitat Work Group. In-person or remote to be determined.

5
Oct
2022

Public Tours of Weyerhauser Sawmill Aberdeen/Seaport Landing – Twin Harbor’s Waterkeeper

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Public Tours of Weyerhauser Sawmill Aberdeen/Seaport Landing offered on October 5 (3:00pm) and October 8 (10:00am)

Twin Harbors Waterkeeper and Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority (Seaport) are pleased to announce two free public tours of the Historical Seaport Site in South Aberdeen.  The tours will be offered on Wednesday October 5 at 3:00pm, and on Saturday October 8 at 10:00am.  The purpose of these tours is to showcase the history, contamination, and future plans and visions for the property.

Among other uses, the Seaport property has been used by a variety of lumber related industries since 1890.  Most recently, it was used by Weyerhauser as a lumber mill.  In and includes about 34 acres of land.  In 2013, the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority acquired the site from Weyerhauser, as well as the responsibility to clean up historical contamination that is the legacy of former owners.

Due to past practices and contamination, the site is a Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) contaminated site, and has been the subject of numerous environmental investigations which have identified multiple areas of contamination.

 

GHHSA is developing plans to convert the site to a mixed-use, working waterfront that included docks, education centers, and tourism related developments. The redevelopment of Seaport Landing will create a vibrant, mixed-use, working waterfront that will embrace and reflect the rich history and character of Grays Harbor. Seaport Landing will serve as the homeport for the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain tall ships. Before development can occur, the site will need extensive cleanup actions.  Once cleanup is achieved, development will include dynamic education opportunities, tourism attractions, public waterfront access site and maritime-related businesses.

 

Working under a Public Participation Grant from the WA State Department of Ecology, Twin Harbors Waterkeeper is tasked with educating impacted residents engaged in advocating for contaminated site cleanups, and to educate residents about the cleanup process.  educating area residents about a local non-profit based in rural Grays Harbor County.

TOUR DETAILS:

Tours will be offered at 3:00 pm on October 5, and at 10:00 am on October 8, 2022.  A Spanish translator will be available for the October 8th tour only.  During the first half-hour of the tour, a short presentation and snacks will be offered in the meeting room at the Seaport.  The entrance to the Seaport is located at 500 North Custer Avenue, Aberdeen.   Following the classroom session, a walking tour will be offered to highlight history, contamination, and future plans and visions for the property.  The tour will be held rain or shine.  There are sections of uneven pavement.  Please wear appropriate shoes and dress to be outdoors.  Plenty of parking is available.

 

Contact Lee for more information leefrider7@gmail.com

8
Oct
2022

Public Tours of Weyerhauser Sawmill Aberdeen/Seaport Landing – Twin Harbor’s Waterkeeper

Public Tours of Weyerhauser Sawmill Aberdeen/Seaport Landing offered on October 5 (3:00pm) and October 8 (10:00am)

Twin Harbors Waterkeeper and Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority (Seaport) are pleased to announce two free public tours of the Historical Seaport Site in South Aberdeen.  The tours will be offered on Wednesday October 5 at 3:00pm, and on Saturday October 8 at 10:00am.  The purpose of these tours is to showcase the history, contamination, and future plans and visions for the property.

Among other uses, the Seaport property has been used by a variety of lumber related industries since 1890.  Most recently, it was used by Weyerhauser as a lumber mill.  In and includes about 34 acres of land.  In 2013, the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority acquired the site from Weyerhauser, as well as the responsibility to clean up historical contamination that is the legacy of former owners.

Due to past practices and contamination, the site is a Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) contaminated site, and has been the subject of numerous environmental investigations which have identified multiple areas of contamination.

 

GHHSA is developing plans to convert the site to a mixed-use, working waterfront that included docks, education centers, and tourism related developments. The redevelopment of Seaport Landing will create a vibrant, mixed-use, working waterfront that will embrace and reflect the rich history and character of Grays Harbor. Seaport Landing will serve as the homeport for the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain tall ships. Before development can occur, the site will need extensive cleanup actions.  Once cleanup is achieved, development will include dynamic education opportunities, tourism attractions, public waterfront access site and maritime-related businesses.

 

Working under a Public Participation Grant from the WA State Department of Ecology, Twin Harbors Waterkeeper is tasked with educating impacted residents engaged in advocating for contaminated site cleanups, and to educate residents about the cleanup process.  educating area residents about a local non-profit based in rural Grays Harbor County.

TOUR DETAILS:

Tours will be offered at 3:00 pm on October 5, and at 10:00 am on October 8, 2022.  A Spanish translator will be available for the October 8th tour only.  During the first half-hour of the tour, a short presentation and snacks will be offered in the meeting room at the Seaport.  The entrance to the Seaport is located at 500 North Custer Avenue, Aberdeen.   Following the classroom session, a walking tour will be offered to highlight history, contamination, and future plans and visions for the property.  The tour will be held rain or shine.  There are sections of uneven pavement.  Please wear appropriate shoes and dress to be outdoors.  Plenty of parking is available.

5
Nov
2022

Return of the Salmon! – Grays Harbor Stream Team

Stay tuned for details!

15
Nov
2022

Ben Goldfarb Beaver Believer! – Capitol Land Trust

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A conversation with Author Ben Goldfarm – brought to you by Capitol Land Trust. Stay tuned for more details!