Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, will host a celebration of the recent passage of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Act at noon Saturday at the Grays Harbor Lighthouse in Westport.
The Act, which was included in the recently passed bipartisan lands package, designates a majority of Western Washington’s shoreline as a National Heritage Area to help promote maritime-related tourism, economic development, and maritime history as told through Washington state’s museums, historic ships, fishing culture, and other activities.
The event will include remarks by Kilmer and Westport Mayor Rob Bearden, and a tour of the Grays Harbor Lighthouse conducted by Westport South Beach Historical Society Director John Shaw. Also expected to attend are State Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen; Grays Harbor County Commissioner Randy Ross; and Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson.
The Grays Harbor Lighthouse is located at 1020 W. Ocean Ave. in Westport.
Spring cleanup at the lighthouse is also happening Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. with projects going on until 3 p.m. The public is invited to assist getting the grounds cleaned up after the winter months and ready for South Beach visitors. Contact the museum for more information, 360-268-0078.