Conservation-minded Port celebrating 70th anniversary Aug. 4 | Port View

Annie Crawley’s scuba diving team performing cleanup
By Bob McChesney | Jun 17, 2018
Courtesy of: Snohomish County Tourism Bureau The Port of Edmonds

June 8 was World Oceans Day, and marked the end of the Port of Edmonds’ 30-Day Challenge to Refuse Single-Use Plastic.

The two events are directly related in that plastic constitutes roughly 90 percent of all trash found floating on the ocean's surface. Furthermore, approximately 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million sea birds are killed annually from the plastics in our ocean.

We must take a stand against plastic.

For this reason, the Port of Edmonds enthusiastically supports the resolution recently passed by the Edmonds City Council to ban single-use plastic in our city.

In honor of World Oceans Day and our continued commitment to fighting ocean pollution, Annie Crawley and her team of young scuba divers will be returning to the Port of Edmonds Marina Aug. 4 for another cleanup dive.

We are excited to have this enthusiastic group of young environmentalists back at the marina.

Aug. 4 will be a special day for us as at the Port of Edmonds. We’ll be celebrating our 70th anniversary by hosting a community event in the marina public plaza behind Anthony’s.

In addition to Annie Crawley’ scuba diving team, there will be live music, classic cars on display, free hot dogs, boating safety and education displays, and free commemorative T-shirts and giveaways.

This will be a fun event for the whole family, and a chance for us to say thank you to our community.

It was 70 years ago, back in 1948, when taxpayers approved the formation of the Port district with a remarkable 94 percent majority vote. The newly elected Port commissioners then announced plans to acquire land for a boat harbor and waterfront district.

Over the next 13 years, individual parcels of land were slowly acquired to create what is now the Port of Edmonds marina.

We look forward to celebrating the past 70 years at our community event Aug. 4. We hope you’ll join us; festivities begin at 11 a.m. Another great opportunity to enjoy the Port this summer is to attend a Sea Jazz concert.

You’ll find young, local musicians performing every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. in our public plaza.

 

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