Who We Are
The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) is a
non-profit 501(c)6 that advocates for federal policies and
funding in support of regional economic development. Our
members join together to support policies and projects that will
enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of the Pacific Northwest for
generations to come.
Established in 1934 as Inland Empire Waterways Association, the group led the way for Congressional authorization and funding to build the locks and dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. In 1971 we expanded, adding Puget Sound and coastal members to provide a comprehensive regional perspective. We now represent over 100 members in the public and private sectors in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and California. Members include public ports, navigation, transportation, international trade, tourism, agriculture, forest products, energy and local government interests.
Our History & Accomplishments
PNWA by the numbers
Minimum Dredge Fleet Study
Marine Transportation System Study
PNWA Fact Sheets
PNWA: Where you want to be
PNWA Staff Bios
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