Oregon Ports Partner on Dredging Efforts

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and the Port of Siuslaw have teamed up to finish dredging at the Port of Siuslaw inner boat basin, which accumulated so much debris that some slips were unusable, according to the port. The project – the culmination of a year of planning between Business Oregon and both ports – calls for the removal of roughly 12,000 cubic yards of sediment from the marina.

“Dredging is of dire importance to Oregon’s public ports as drivers of economic development,” says David Huntington, Port of Siuslaw manager. “This is a project that benefits our marina customers, the waterfront environment, and our entire community.”

“As the stewards of the state dredge, it is important to us to ensure safe navigation throughout Oregon coast,” said Charleston Marina Harbormaster Brandon Collura.

According to the port, the Port of Siuslaw Marina project will be the fourth successful dredging project since the Port of Coos Bay assumed maintenance and operational responsibilities in 2016

By Sarah Spangler