Port Provides Update on Grove Field Airport Fire

Washougal WA – October 7, 2014 – The Port of Camas-Washougal announced this afternoon that Grove Field Airport will re-open tomorrow, October 8, 2014.   Also beginning tomorrow, the runway will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. only, until further notice. A NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) will be placed for pilots using Grove Field Airport.

“Currently, we’re working with insurance adjusters for the tenants and the Port,” said David Ripp, Executive Director.  “Until the insurance investigation is finalized, the taxiway on the north side of B-Row hangars and the south side of C-Row hangars will be closed to all traffic.”

The Port appreciates everyone’s patience as they work toward resolution of this matter and will keep the public informed as more information comes to light, including the cause of the fire.

For more information, contact David Ripp at 360-909-5126 or david@portcw.com

About the Port of Camas-Washougal

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.

Contacts:

David Ripp
Executive Director
(360) 835-5560
david@portcw.com

Mary Murphy 
Executive Assistant
(360) 835-8098
mary@portcw.com

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