Anthony Peña

Study: Dam breaching would cause economic and environmental harm, exacerbating challenges facing underserved communities

Study: Dam breaching would cause economic and environmental harm, exacerbating challenges facing underserved communities Lower-income, agricultural communities will be hurt more by job loss, tax revenue loss, air quality, transportation impacts, and more Breaching the Lower Snake River Dams would impact some of the Northwest’s most vulnerable people, causing job loss, impacts to public services, […]

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Current research is inconclusive regarding possible delayed mortality effects of Snake River dams

Current research is inconclusive regarding possible delayed mortality effects of Snake River damsResearch shows existing science fails to establish the magnitude and mechanism of delayed mortality hypothesis The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) today released a  review of scientific literature which confirms that data is lacking to confirm delayed mortality effects of the Lower Snake

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Recruitment Announcement

PNWA Executive Director Recruiting Announcement Click here for PDF. About the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) is a non-profit, non-partisan trade association that advocates for federal policies and funding supporting regional economic development. PNWA is a collaboration of ports, businesses, public agencies, and individuals who combine their economic and political

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Corps FY2023 Workplan & President’s FY2024 Workplan Released

Corps FY2023 Workplan Released PNWA is pleased to report that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their FY2023 workplan, which includes additional funding for many PNWA-related projects. We would like to thank the Northwest Congressional delegation for their efforts to support regional navigation in this process, and also thank the Corps for their direction of

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FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Passed; WRDA 2022 Signed into Law

FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Passed This past week, PNWA reported on the details of the FY2023 omnibus appropriations package and the funding successes for our supported projects. On December 22, the Senate voted 68-29 to approve the $1.7 trillion package to fund the government through September 30, 2023. On December 23, the House voted 225 to

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PNWA hires Heather Stebbings as Executive Director

PNWA HIRES HEATHER STEBBINGS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PNWA hires Heather Stebbings as Executive DirectorThe Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) has hired Heather Stebbings as ExecutiveDirector. Stebbings’ hire was approved by the PNWA Board of Directors today. Her first day in theposition will be Feb. 15, 2022.Stebbings has 15 years of advocacy and public policy experience

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PNWA announces Anthony Peña as new Government Relations Manager

PNWA is pleased to announce that Anthony Peña has been selected as the association’s new Government Relations Manager. Anthony joined the team on Tuesday, September 6th and brings significant federal and regional experience, as well a strong understanding of many issues and projects in PNWA’s portfolio. For over two years, Anthony served as U.S. Senator Patty

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2022 Annual Convention – October 12-14, 2022, AC Hotel by Marriott at the Vancouver Waterfront, Vancouver, WA

This Event Has Ended Presentations Welcome to Vancouver – Terminal 1 Julianna Marler, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Vancouver EPA Toxics Reduction Program Status and Grant OpportunitiesPeter Murchie, Manager Geographic Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyMary Lou Soscia, Columbia River Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency River Cruise Industry UpdateHeather Haugland, Consultant, McKinley Research GroupKristin Meira, Director

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2022 Summer Conference – June 21-23, The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane

This event has ended. PNWA Summer Conference Presentations Trade Impacts and OpportunitiesLisa White, U.S. Commercial Service – Seattle Leveraging HistoryMichael McElwee, Port of Hood River PNWA Member Pop-Up PanelJohn Burns, Oregon International Port of Coos BayRob Fix, Port of BellinghamJim Kuntz, Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority Attracting and Retaining Washington WorkersJohn Horvick, DHM Research Cybersecurity

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