“Good Jobs for Our Community”
The Port owns and operates three business units: Skagit Regional Airport, Bayview Business Park, and the La Conner Marina. The Port uses these assets as economic drivers in the community through direct jobs creation in the manufacturing, aerospace, marine and value added agriculture sectors, as well as through the operation of transportation and tourism facilities that generate a positive indirect economic benefit to the community.
The Port also manages an 11-mile trail facility and more than 450 acres of permanently preserved wetlands on Bayview Ridge.
Reason for joining the Skagit Watershed Council
The Port of Skagit recognizes that environmental and economic development concerns are inextricably linked. The Port owns and manages facilities that include wetland, riparian, forest, grassland, and marine ecosystems. These ecosystems provide stormwater retention and water quality treatment, carbon sequestration, timber products, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. Our goal is to proactively recognize the value of a healthy ecosystem in the management of our facilities, and to conserve these resources for future generations.
The Skagit Watershed Council is engaged in the work of protecting and restoring a healthy ecosystem for the larger Skagit River watershed and the Port believes this work is essential to both the economic well being of the community and the overall quality of life here in the Skagit Valley. We appreciate the opportunity to participate with the Watershed Council in this work.