Clean Air. Clean Land. Clean Water.
Environmental stewardship is an integral part of the Port of Everett’s strategic goals and an underlying focus of what the Port does and how it operates. The Port places a strong emphasis on remediating, protecting and enhancing the environment while carrying out its mission of growing the local economy and creating family-wage jobs. The Port takes a multi-faceted approach to improving, protecting and reducing its environmental impacts, and integrates environmental stewardship and sustainability practices into all aspects of its operations, plans, initiatives and projects.
As stewards of the land, waterfront, and marine environment, the Port is committed to revitalizing and restoring historically contaminated lands and water, protecting and enhancing water and air quality, restoring and protecting valuable wildlife habitat and implementing environmental programs that reduce the impact of our footprint. The Port is also committed to incorporating environmental resiliency planning into our operations, plans and projects.
Environmental Cleanup Projects
Since the early-2000s, the Port of Everett has invested more than $33 million to cleanup historic contamination at the waterfront. The Port’s efforts, guided by the State’s Puget Sound Initiative and regulated by our partners at the Washington State Department of Ecology, represents 215 acres of waterfront now clean or under cleanup action. The Port is restoring these former mill sites into sustainable, 21st century job producing hubs to support trade and industry at the working waterfront; and residential, hospitality and recreation at the destination waterfront. In the next few years, the Port will double its environmental cleanup investment on the waterfront.
The Port of Everett partners with the Washington State Department of Ecology, Tulalip Tribes, Earthcorps, Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club, Everett Community College's Ocean Research College Academy and the Sno-King Marine Mammal Response, among others, on environmental projects.