April 15, 2022
Working in partnership with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and their Historic Preservation Office, the Port of Tacoma has completed the first phase of its new Lower Wapato Creek habitat restoration site. This project has restored nearly 20 acres of wetland and forest buffer to create an enhanced environment for fish, birds, and other local wildlife.
February 17, 2022
At their January meeting, Port commissioners designated commission officer positions for the upcoming year, with Don Meyer serving as Port of Tacoma commission president and Deanna Keller as vice president for 2022. The commission president also serves as co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance.
February 16, 2022
In her latest post, our inimitable Port Biologist turns realtor and gives us an overview of some prime beaver digs in the Port’s Upper Clear Creek Mitigation Site.
February 15, 2022
The Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, commission meeting will be held in a hybrid format with the public invited to attend remotely by watching the livestream on the Port’s website or listening by phone. The meeting call in number is (253) 617-4257, enter conference ID: 171 774 947#.
January 21, 2022
Three Port of Tacoma Commissioners took the oath of office at their Jan. 20 meeting. Commissioners Marzano, McCarthy and Meyer are all serving additional four-year terms after being re-elected by voters in the November election. They were sworn in by the Honorable Philip K. Sorensen, Presiding Judge Pierce County Superior Court.
December 21, 2021
The Port of Tacoma has been awarded a $15.73 million grant through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) to help fund construction of an off-dock container support facility. PIDP grants are awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port.
December 8, 2021
The Northwest Seaport Alliance adopted its plan to implement the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy following those recently adopted by the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, enabling each port to identify, prioritize, and focus resources on actions that help achieve their collective zero-emission vision.
November 10, 2021
Construction on the Lower Wapato Creek Habitat Project continues with an eye toward making great habitat for salmon. With that in mind, two 60-inch culverts are being replaced by a 30-foot creek bed and what was a ditch is being turned into acres of thriving estuary.
September 29, 2021
SEATTLE + TACOMA — The Northwest Seaport Alliance, Port of Tacoma, Port of Seattle, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority were honored with an American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Lighthouse Award for environmental improvement and comprehensive environmental management. The award was given during the AAPA’s Annual Convention opening ceremony.