Port of Seattle makes historic announcement of alliance with Port of Tacoma

The Sea Port alliance was announced today at West Seattle Chamber of Commerce meeting

by Tim Clifford

An alliance between the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma, to be known as the Seaport Alliance, was officially announced during a West Seattle Chamber of Commerce meeting at Jack Block Park near Alki.
Port Commissioner Stephanie Bowman announced the alliance between the historically antagonistic ports and explained the benefits that both ports will see moving forward.

As Bowman explains it:
“It is not a merger, it is an alliance. That is a key difference here. What that means is that we are going to be bringing the two seaport divisions together into a single entity and having one management structure for that. The ultimate result for the region is that it won’t matter if a container comes into Tacoma or if it comes into Seattle, both ports will benefit from that box coming into the gateway. There will no longer be that competition about where it goes, a company will be placed at the best place that it should be whether it’s in Seattle or Tacoma, but the jobs will stay in that region”

The expected CEO of this new Seaport Alliance is John Wolfe, the current CEO for the Port of Tacoma.

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On the Go - Week of 10-13-14

Duwamish Alive! Fall Restoration Event
At Multiple (12+) locations in the Duwamish River Watershed, including the Roxhill Bog, Longfellow Creek at Brandon St. and West Duwamish Greenbelt at Pigeon Point.
Sat., Oct. 18, 9:30-2 p.m. Join us for the Duwamish Alive! river restoration event - Your River Needs You! Volunteer opportunities vary widely and are family friendly. No experience necessary. More Information on locations & sign up (so we can plan snacks & equipment): www.duwamishalive.org or info@duwamishalive.org

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. SW

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David Rosen
The Coenosium Rock Garden feature at South Seattle College’s Arboretum was inaugurated as an American Conifer Society (ACS) Reference Garden on Oct 11.

Rock garden at South Seattle College dedicated as conifer reference garden

On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Coenosium Rock Garden feature at South Seattle College’s Arboretum was inaugurated as an American Conifer Society (ACS) Reference Garden, with a dedication ceremony running from 1-3:30 p.m.

The celebration started with welcome messages from Seattle Colleges Chancellor Dr. Jill Wakefield and Van Bobbitt, lead faculty member of South’s Landscape Horticulture program. In addition to those messages, special recognition was given to individuals who helped make the Coenosium Rock Garden possible.

The feature is known as one of the largest dwarf conifer collections in the United States.The inauguration wrapped up with remarks from David Olszyk, president of the ACS Western Region, followed by refreshments and tours of the Coenosium Rock Garden.

South Seattle Colleges 5-acre arboretum, that was established by the South Seattle College Foundation in 1978, functions as a living laboratory and outdoor classroom for the college’s Landscape Horticulture students. Professional horticulturists, hobby gardeners and other college programs are often found exploring the free garden sanctuary as well.

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