23-030 Ribbon cutting planned for Clover Island Improvement Project

Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers and Port of Kennewick
Published May 5, 2023
Clover Island North Shoreline Celebration & Ribbon Cutting Event graphic.

Come help celebrate completion of environmental and recreational enhancements to Clover Island's northern shoreline including: Habitat Restoration, shoreline stabilization, scenic viewpoints, educational panels, extended Riverwalk trail, and four development parcels.

Clover Island

Clover Island. Photo courtesy of Kim Fetrow from Port of Kennewick.

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Community is invited on Friday, May 12, to join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, and its partners,  the Port of Kennewick, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, City of Kennewick, Benton County, and Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office in celebrating the completion of the Clover Island Improvement Project. Festivities include a ribbon cutting, a public reception at the lighthouse plaza and scenic overlooks. Participants should RSVP to the port office.

When:              Friday, May 12, 2023  

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What:               Celebration of Clover Island Shoreline Improvements

Where:             101 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick, WA, near the Clover Island Lighthouse

RSVP:              CloverIsland@PortofKennewick.org or 509-586-1186

The project restored a half-mile of shoreline and nearly an acre of shallow water habitat to benefit upper Columbia River spring Chinook salmon, upper and mid-Columbia River steelhead and bull trout; and provide benefits to other birds, wildlife, and aquatic species at Clover Island. In addition, the Clover Island Riverwalk was extended; scenic viewpoints, benches and educational panels were added; and four upland parcels readied for development.

Public Affairs Office

Release no. 23-032