Port 1 continues upgrades to campsites, other amenities


September 28, 2023

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Wednesday for a quick update on activity at the marina.

Mayor David Olson was in attendance. He invited Port Manager Todd Souvenir to a workshop on the design of the waterfront park at the town council meeting on October 16.

“The decisions made there will affect the overall design, and it’s right adjacent to you, and we want to know what your druthers are, in terms of how things are placed, and how we can work together to make sure that everything we are doing doesn’t just come to a screeching halt at the boundary,” Olson said.

Souvenir said he planned on attending.

Budgets and rates have been sent to commissioners for perusal. Souvenir said he planned to pay off the county loan they received last year for the dock replacement. A budget workshop is planned for their October 12 meeting.

Souvenir suggested creating a food cart area for future events, with power and water available, and perhaps a cement slab to set up picnic tables and carts.

Commissioner Scott Anderson suggested overbuilding for future use.

“Put in extra outlets and extra whatever you need,” he said. “If we don’t use them for four years, we still have them.”

Souvenir said August was a fun month at the port.

“Very busy, but fun with the Wounded Warriors and our derby,” he said. “The yacht clubs that came in—it was a really good fun month. Everything went smooth.”

Upgrades continue. Camping sites 1-7 along the dike have been filled, leveled, and hydro seeded, Souvenir said, and a conduit has been installed on Wesley Road and inspected by Labor & Industries.

The port plans to backfill the ditch created by the work, and then continue their project to fill and level the campsites on Wesley Road, and hydro seed on September 22.


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