Cleanup of Bellingham Bay

Weldcraft Steel & Marine Boatyard
In 2003, the Port of Bellingham began a $4.1 million cleanup of the former site of the Weldcraft Steel and Marine Boatyard. View more information about the Weldcraft Steel and Marine Boatyard project.

Georgia-Pacific Site
Another historic step taken by the port in its efforts to clean up, restore, and protect the environmental balance of the Bellingham waterfront was the acquisition of the 137-acre Georgia-Pacific property on January 20, 2005. The port agreed to take on specific aspects of the necessary environmental cleanup at this site. View additional information about the Georgia-Pacific site project.

Additional Projects
Since the inauguration of the Bellingham Bay Pilot Project and its original charge of cleaning up 13 contaminated sites around Whatcom County, two sites have already been cleaned - the old Holly Street Landfill and the former Weldcraft Shipyard.

Projects are still underway, with the port and other local agencies generating plans to clean up the Harris Avenue shipyard, the Cornwall Avenue Landfill, the Whatcom Creek Waterway, the Central Waterfront, the I and J Street Waterway, and Georgia-Pacific’s former properties.

For More Information
To learn more about environmental cleanup projects currently underway around the port, visit the Washington State Department of Ecology website.