Port of Camas-Washougal to Celebrate Earth Day 2014 – News Release

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Port of Camas-Washougal to Celebrate Earth Day 2014
The Public is Invited to Get Involved

Washougal, Wash. – March 10, 2014 – The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced that it will be partnering with Industrial Park tenant, Waste Connections (Columbia Resource Company) for the Port’s fifth annual Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 11, 2014.  This year, the focus will be on caring for our environment through recycling and proper garbage disposal.

The Port invites the public to do a “pre-clean” of their neighborhoods in the days ahead and to bring what has been collected – along with their own garbage and recyclables – to the Port on Friday, April 11 for proper disposal.  At the same time, the Port crew will be collecting garbage and recycling from areas outside their normal routine prior to the collection date. “This approach will result in an Earth Day Celebration that will have a positive impact on our Port, the neighborhood, the community, and the planet,” said David Ripp, Port Executive Director.  

Waste Connections will deliver a dumpster to the Port’s main office area, at 24 South A Street, Washougal, WA. The public is invited to bring their garbage and recyclables between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The collected items will be processed by Waste Connections at the Washougal Transfer Station. 

The following items will not be accepted: 

* Paints & Solvents
* Auto fluid
* Pesticides
* Powerful Cleaning Agents
* Other Chemicals
* Yard Debris
* Used oil
* Electronics
* Batteries
* Tires
* Mattresses
* Appliances 

“We are very pleased to have Waste Connections join the Port in this effort to respect and protect our environment,” remarked Ripp.  “With practice, every day can be Earth Day and this extra effort can become a habit.”


About the Port
The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the 79 hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on the breakwater/guest dock, and is homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. Recently acquired and in the planning stages, are 13.25 acres of Waterfront Property which connects to a 14-acre parcel of port-owned land to the east. The industrial park boasts a 90+ percent occupancy rate of more than 40 businesses with an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic site. More information is found at www.portcw.com.

David Ripp 
Executive Director
(360) 835-5560 

Mary Murphy 
Executive Assistant 
(360) 835-8098 

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