In With the New, Out With the Old.
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PO Box 304
Jim Strode - President
Dan Fallstrom - Vice-President
Steve Pedersen - Secretary
We will bring pride to the
community through the following:
Being responsive to community input
Maintaining and protecting all existing Port facilities
Improving the ability to moor and launch boats
Meet demand for parking of vehicles and trailers
for Port/Library facility users
Minimize environmental impact on Puget Sound by
the facilities and users
Improve park facilities and reduce impact of
strormwater discharge system
Expand accommodation of facilities for Educational
and Cultural purposes
Stimulate economic development in the community
and minimize tax burden
Be a good neighbor to all surrounding property
Check out the Port of Manchester profile
Due to the
limited facilities, overnight moorage and parking are prohibited
Boat Launching Ramp Fees
Begins - April 1, 2010
$5.00 per day
$50.00 per year
Annual Pass for residents “in” Port Taxing
$100.00 per year
Annual Pass for “out” of Port District Users**
Obtain Annual Pass
at Manchester Water District. Visit
360 871.0500, during business hours.
Pass per calendar year only (non-proratable)
** Residence verified at time of purchase
Community involvement is the hallmark of the Port of Manchester. In
past years, the Port relied entirely on volunteer labor for most
activities. While professional services are contracted out today,
volunteers are still a critical component of Port activities – together,
we are Charting our Future in Manchester!
Do you have a special event or gathering? You can use Pomeroy Park free of charge for weddings, picnics, and other gatherings. No Alcohol please.
The Father's Day Salmon Bake
Discovering Wildlife at the Beach
Port Advisory Committee
The Port formed the Port
in 2008. It is comprised of community volunteers
that provide a helping hand in Port activities. The PAC is charged with
formulating recommendations for policy and programs and with helping
coordinate volunteer projects. The PAC meets on the third Thursday of
each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Manchester Library meeting room and
meetings are open to all interested parties. Their mission is to
provide extra eyes and ears for the community. Feel free to drop by to
listen and participate.
New & Expanded Facilities
facilities include the boat launch, two piers, restroom, and waterfront
park space. In 2007, the Port extended the launch ramp to allow
launching boats at zero tide levels. A 2008 survey revealed that park
and launch users, businesses, and residents all pointed toward increased
parking to relieve congestion as a priority issue. In response, new
parking was created.
In 2010 the Port expanded parking capacity for boaters by almost twice what it had been. Recently the Port installed a new Eco friendly dock that allows light to reach the water for both fish and native aquatic plants that inhabit the area. It is also much safer than the old dock, and will require less maintenance. The Port plans on repclacing the South Dock in the near future if they can find the monetary resources without increasing taxes to the community.
Projects like these are
vital to the community, however, it does take local funding. Typically,
grants have matching fund requirements and loans create debt service
obligations. The Port has subidized some of the costs of regular expenses by implementing a launch fee. This allows for some monies to become available for grant matches that allows the Port to make improvements that benefit the entire community. Thank you for supporting our community.
Our Community at Work & Play
During 2009, in varied
weather conditions, volunteers worked to beautify areas of Pomeroy
Park. Hundreds of native plants were donated to the project from the
Manchester Library gardens, and others locations. Volunteer efforts like
this are common in Manchester. Other community events include the annual
Salmon Bake, Library Book Sale, July 4th Festivities, and the
new ‘Manchester’ sign at the intersection of Colchester Drive and Mile
Hill Road. Loc al businesses, the Friends of the Manchester Library,
Manchester Community Council, Manchester Water District, the Port
Commission, and Port Advisory Committee, have all chipped in to purchase
and install this beautiful sign.