press releases

2020

PNWA reacts to Simpson proposal to breach dams, increase regional carbon emissions, February 4, 2021

PNWA reacts to lawsuit against Columbia River system operations, October 23, 2020

PNWA presents 2020 Legislator of the Year Award to Representative Denny Heck, October 8, 2020

Pacific Northwest Waterways Association Announces 2020 Award Winners, October 7, 2020

PNWA reacts to Record of Decision for Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement, September 29, 2020

Members of Congress join Corps, Coast Guard, PNWA to celebrate Columbia jetty rehab, September 1, 2020

PNWA: Federal agencies release final environmental review of Columbia River System Operations – new plan balances environmental protections, human uses, July 31, 2020

River advocates urge involvement as federal agencies release environmental review of Columbia River System Operations, February 28, 2020

PNWA reacts to Oregon governor’s Snake River dams letter – February 17, 2020

Study: U.S. would lose over $2.3 billion by breaching lower Snake River dams – January 6, 2020

2019

Pacific Northwest Waterways Association weighs in on Snake River stakeholder process – December 20, 2019

PNWA presents 2019 Legislator of the Year Award to Representative Dan Newhouse – October 10, 2019

PNWA thanks U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Bonneville navigation lock response – September 27, 2019

Commentary: Snake River dams — setting the record straight – May 6, 2019

PNWA Executive Director Kristin Meira testifies at House Transportation & Infrastructure Hearing – February 7, 2019

2018

Northwest port representatives participate in Congressional roundtable – April 20, 2018

2016

PNWA comments on Columbia Snake River System extended lock maintenance closure – December 12, 2016

PNWA announces 2016 Legislator of the Year – October 12, 2016

PNWA applauds court ruling on Snake River sediment management plan – February 9, 2016

2015

PNWA highlights value of Snake River dams – October 3, 2015
PNWA and Port of Portland release ECONorthwest study on impacts of Columbia River deepening – June 24, 2015
Corps of Engineers announces plans for 14-week Columbia Snake River System lock closure – May 28, 2015
PNWA Comments on Presidents FY2016 Budget and Corp FY2015 Workplan – February 3, 2015
Navigation supporters celebrate as Snake River dredging is scheduled to begin – January 6, 2015

2014   
Pacific Northwest Waterways Association Announces 2014 Distinguished Service Award Winners – October 28, 2014

2012

OR Governor sends letter to Obama Administration in support of small ports – December 20, 2012
NW Delegation sends letter to President in support of small ports – November 21, 2012
Columbia Snake River System highlighted at U.S. House of Representatives hearing – April 17, 2012
Corps FY2012 work plan includes funding for Northwest ports, Columbia Snake River System – February 9, 2011
Corps FY2012 work plan includes funding for Northwest ports, Coos Bay, Siuslaw & Umpqua– February 9, 2011
Corps FY2012 work plan includes funding for Northwest ports, Swinomish Channel – February 9, 2012

2011

Columbia Snake River locks reopen – March 28, 2011 
Stakeholders monitor lock outage progress – February 7, 2011

2010

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers to speak at PNWA Annual Meeting – October 12, 2010
Wyden highlights infrastructure on Oregon coast – August 19, 2010
Corps releases draft environmental assessment of MCR Jetties – January 12, 2010

2009

Port of Skagit Executive Director elected PNWA Senior VP – October 16, 2009
Port of Portland representative to lead PNWA – October 16, 2009 
Administration validates salmon BiOp
 – September 15, 2009 
Lower Monumental lock and dam receives $14 in stimulus funds – August 19, 2009
Stimulus funding received to complete the Columbia River channel deepening
 – May 13, 2009

2008

PNWA supports salmon BiOp in new lawsuit – June 17, 2008
House Subcommittee hearing scheduled to discuss hydropower as a renewable resource
 – June 10, 2008 
Pacific Northwest navigation interests represented at U.S. Senate Hearing
 – June 9, 2008 
PNWA supports new salmon BiOp
 – May 2, 2008 
Tribes, federal agencies reach agreement on salmon
 – April 7, 2008 
Corps plans next steps after accident at John Day lock – February 29, 2008

2007

PNWA Urges President to sign compromise omnibus bill and increase Corps funding for Northwest Projects – December 19, 2007 
Compromise omnibus spending bill increases Corps funding for Northwest Projects
 – December 18, 2007 
PNWA applauds veto override of water projects bill – celebrates passage of dredge fleet language
 – November 8, 2007
PNWA applauds veto override of water projects bill – celebrates provisions affecting Inland Empire – November 8, 2007
New FCRPS BiOp documents improved fish survival – October 31, 2007
Port of Newport General Manager elected PNWA President – October 17, 2007
It’s not whether to study, but what to study for fish – March 14, 2007
Port of Skagit County Executive Director elected PNWA Treasurer – October 16, 2007
Port of Portland staff elected PNWA Vice President – October 16, 2007