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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Port of Kalama marina guest dock closed from Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 7 as maintenance dredging commences

Maintenance dredging of the Port of Kalama marina is scheduled to commence October 1st and run through early December, 2016. The dredging project, which is planned to accommodate fishing season and sports enthusiasts, is scheduled to remove materials that have naturally settled in the marina.

As a result of the dredging project the guest dock at the marina will be closed from Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 7.

The first actual dredging starts on October 15th at the south end of the marina and guest dock and is expected to run for three weeks. The project team will be working from the south end to the north of the marina which will impact some boat owners and guests at varying phases; signs will be posted and letters sent to inform the community of the progress. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by early December 2016.

“Maintenance of the marina basin is a routine activity to enable safe navigation,” says Mark Wilson, executive director, Port of Kalama.  “The dredging activity will require some inconvenience to our boating customers while we complete the work.  The Port appreciates your patience during this project to keep our marina in great shape.”

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September 28 Commission Special Meeting 9:00am

The Port of Kalama September 28th Commission Meeting was changed from 5:30pm to 9:00am for annual Strategic Planning.

Tentative Agenda Port of Kalama Commission SPECIAL MEETING September 28, 2016 9:00am

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Port of Kalama announces final steps to complete trail improvement project

The final steps to complete the Port of Kalama’s new parkway trails, landscaping and marina improvement will commence on Monday, September 12. In order to prepare for the final paving project, half of the marina parking will be closed from Monday, September 12th to 16th. While parking will be limited, the marina itself and boat launch will remain open during this time.

The paving project will close the entire marina parking lot and boat launch from Monday September 19th to 21st.  Throughout construction, all passenger car lots adjacent to the Port Administrative Office will remain open as will additional truck and trailer parking to the south. Foot traffic to the marina will remain open as well.

The entire marina area will re-open to the public, Thursday, September 22nd.

“The Port appreciates the community’s patience during this construction period,” says Liz Newman, marketing manager, Port of Kalama. “We invested in this project to improve the marina experience and enhance recreational opportunities for our community.”

Cowlitz County awarded the Port of Kalama a $30,000 grant for the Port of Kalama Trail Improvement Project.  The grant enables the Port to improve pedestrian and vehicle separation along West Marine Drive. The improvements are part of the Port’s mission to enhance recreational opportunities and are expected to be completed by late summer.

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