Port of Kalama (@PortofKalama) Appoints Environmental Manager

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Reeder is the first full-time environmental manager at the Port of Kalama and will manage all environmental affairs including development permitting, regulatory compliance, environmental assessments and site remediation consistent with the Port’s strategic plan.

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Port of Kalama appoints Tabirtha Reeder first Environmental Manager

Tabitha will provide expert environmental guidance on the Port’s pending projects like Spencer Creek Business Park, Haydu Park and expansion of the North Port Marine Terminal.

The Port of Kalama has appointed a new environmental manager, Tabitha Reeder. Reeder is the first full-time environmental manager at the Port and will manage all environmental affairs of the Port including development permitting, regulatory compliance, environmental assessments and site remediation consistent with the Port’s strategic plan.

Reeder, who has a strong background in environmental science and regional planning with an MS from Washington State University, comes to the Port with 16 years in the field of natural resources. Prior to her appointment at the Port of Kalama, Reeder served on numerous environmental projects as a manager with the consulting firm BergerABAM in Vancouver, Washington. Just some of the Port of Kalama projects Reeder has managed as a consultant include:

  •     Maintenance Dredging;
  •     North Port Marine Terminal Dock Expansion;
  •     Kalama Terminal Concept Design and Permitting;
  •     Kalama Export Company Aquatic Lease Reauthorization;
  •     Kalama Export Company Marine Terminal Improvement project.

Reeder has also worked in environmental management and permitting roles at Washington State University, Lower Columbia Community College, and Clark County Department of Public Works.

“Tabitha’s strong project management and environmental permitting experience on our projects as our outside consultant have made her transition into the Port seamless,” says Mark Wilson, executive director, Port of Kalama. “Tabitha will provide expert environmental guidance on the Port’s pending projects like Spencer Creek Business Park, Haydu Park and expansion of the North Port Marine Terminal.”

About Port of Kalama – Where rail and water meet:
The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama's industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43' federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 20 industries located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 830 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland. Properties currently available at the port for businesses wishing to expand and thrive: Visit http://portofkalama.com/industrial_property.

CONTACT: Claudia Johnson, Strategic Communications, 503-799-2220/cell

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