Port of Grays Harbor may incorporate Friends Landing and Sterling Landing
The Port announced that the 501(c)(3) that owns and operates both Friends Landing and Sterling Landing in Montesano asked the Port Commissioners to consider incorporating, not purchasing, the land. Port Commission President Stan Pinnick has asked staff members to investigate the properties and the needed improvements, and report back to the Commissioners.
Executive Director Gary Nelson said, “The recreational opportunities provided by these sites align well with the Port’s mission of providing public access to our waterfront and promoting tourism for the betterment of the region. My initial thought is they complement our holdings at Satsop Business Park, but like every opportunity that presents itself to the Port, we will carefully analyze how these properties might fit with our mission and our business objectives.”
Friend’s Landing includes 152 acres of land, with a 32 acre man-made lake, 1.7 miles of paved trail, a handicap accessible boat launch on the Chehalis River, and RV and tent camping facilities with full hook-up sites.
Sterling Landing is an undeveloped 30-acre site with a gravel boat launch located on the Wynoochee River outside of Montesano.
This land would not be purchased, merely transferred in ownership from the Friends Landing 501(c)(3) to the Port of Grays Harbor.
Port staff are expected to make a presentation of their initial findings at the May 13th Commission meeting.