Anacortes Port Log Yard

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The Anacortes Port Log Yard Site is generally located at 718 4th Street in Anacortes, Washington. The Site is owned by the Port of Anacortes (Port) and was used historically for log handling from the mid-1960’s to about 2004. Operations included log rafting and the transfer of logs from water to upland sorting and handling areas on Pier 2. From 1978 to 1979 the Port leased the area to Forest Sales, Inc. for similar uses.


Following the closure of the facility in 2004, the Port led an investigation to assess potential impacts from decades of log handling activities. Further investigations from 2008 to 2010 found that sediment samples failed to meet Ecology’s regulatory levels. The following specific conditions and contaminants were identified as a result of the investigations:

  • Surface sediments contain up to 75 percent wood debris by volume within a matrix of silt and fine sand.
  • Total organic carbon and total volatile solids exceed recommended levels for wood waste in sediments.
  • Sediment samples failed to meet Ecology’s acceptable Sediment Cleanup Objectives and Cleanup Screening Levels criteria for benthic (i.e., living in or near marine sediments) invertebrate community health.
  • The site may contain dioxins / furans at levels that exceed human health risk based sediment cleanup levels.


A selection of documents are listed below.  Additional electronic documents pertaining to the site can be found under the "View Electronic Documents" link located in the right hand column.



Map showing site location as Skagit County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 21898438

Cleanup Site ID: 3604

Anacortes, Skagit County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Susannah Edwards
Site Manager
(360) 407-6798

Document Repositories:

300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503