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DeFazio, Wyden, Merkley Urge USACE To Dredge Port
Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio and Senator’s Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging them to find funds to dredge the Port of Port Orford before it becomes unusable and threatens the local economy. DeFazio, Wyden, and Merkley asked the USACE to add funds to dredge the Port to another shallow water dredging contract on the nearby Chetco River. This would save the USACE $400,000 in the long-term and preserve this vital resource. A group of Port Orford fishermen has organized a petition and community members can show support for the project by visiting www.change.org/petitions/army-corps-of-engineers-keep-the-port-in-port-orford.