2018 Spring Newsletter
Terry Brazil – Lake Cushman
Mike Petz – Hoodsport
John O’ Laughlin – Hoodsport
Overwhelming & Excessive use of the Public Restrooms by local & out of area visitors has far exceeded the anticipation & design standards of the septic system. Extensive repairs and modifications will be made which could take up to six months. Temporary port o pots are in place until then.
The Port is still working with WSDOT to make improvements on traffic safety through Hoodsport. The Port will be hosting another public meeting with WSDOT, the Port commission and the public; in an effort to emphasis the importance of traffic calming devices on Highway 101 in Hoodsport.
Work to repair the storm damage at the Port of Hoodsport’s Dock will begin with a hopeful completion of repairs by mid April. The 1st Annual Fjordin Crossin event hosted by the Hardware Distillery will take place at the Ports Waterfront Park and dock on Saturday June 23rd.
The Port and Morgan Rothrock, Warden of the Hoodsport Hills Disc Golf course are facing major challenges in finding ‘Volunteers’ to help work on Phase II of the disc golf course. If you or anyone you know who may interested in helping with the development of the Beginners course, please contact the Port for organized work parties.
The Port of Hoodsport, in partnership with the Mason County Disc Golf Association is developing a professional disc golf course at the Hoodsport Trail Park that values the natural aesthetics of the park and will attract both professional and amateur disc golfers. The course is designed and developed with Volunteer labor from the disc golf community who will maintain the quality and safety of the course throughout its life. The course will minimize interface with existing trails allowing hikers to also enjoy hiking the disc golf course. The Port is providing materials such as the disc baskets and T pads. When the course use increases beyond the current restroom capacity, a permanent vault restroom will be installed. The first 9 holes are currently available for play. Phase II will be designed for Beginners, Seniors and Children. It will be constructed on
level 20 acres situated on the South side of State Rt 119 by the Lake Cushman Golf Course and should be playable by Spring 2019.
Shrimp Season is currently scheduled for May 5, 9, 12 and 23rd in 2018. Crabbing starts in July 2018. As a Reminder, Boaters always have the right of way at the public dock.
“Overnight” moorage is available at the Port of Hoodsport’s Marina dock on a first come first served basis, no reservations, fees are $10. p/nite and stays are limited to 24 hours at a time. Be sure to check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website for fishing & harvesting dates, times & warnings. (In 2015 The Washington State Dept of Health closed most of Hood Canal to recreational shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels) harvest. This was due to the detection of a marine biotoxin, paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) which can be deadly and cannot be removed by cooking. Each and every time you harvest, Everyone needs to check the marine biotoxin hotline at 1-800-562-5632 or go to the website of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at www.doh.wa.gov/shellfishsafety.htm for more information.)