Port of Vancouver hosts lecture series on maritime industry, international trade

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The 2019 free public lecture series hosted by the Port of Vancouver, Washington, focuses on the maritime industry and international trade. Four lectures are scheduled this year. Two have been finalized, and tentative dates are set for the other two.

Maintaining our Dams and Waterways on Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-8 p.m.

Kevin Brice will talk about the work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Portland District, which covers northern Oregon and southern Washington. Brice’s presentation focuses on the Corps’ work for maintaining multipurpose dams on the Columbia River and the jetty rehabilitation project at the mouth of the river. The Corps’ work helps move more than 50 million tons of goods on the Columbia-Snake River System every year.

Brice is the Deputy District Engineer for Project Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Portland District.

From Seed to Table: How Washington Grains Feed the World on Tuesday, April 9, 6:30-8 p.m.

Joe Bippert, Program Director for the Washington Grain Commission, will talk about the types of wheat and barley grown in the state and how these products are transported to provide food for the world. More than 3,700 farmers grow wheat and barley in eastern Washington, and the Columbia-Snake River System is the primary wheat gateway in the nation.

The port plans to host the other two lectures in May:

  • Eric Johnson, Executive Director of the Washington Public Ports Association, on Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Port Report by the Port of Vancouver President and CEO on Wednesday, May 22, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration for these lectures is required, because space is limited. Make your reservations by calling (360) 693-3611 or emailing RSVP@portvanusa.com with your name and the number of people in your party.

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