Save the Date! May 12 Ribbon Cutting Planned for Clover Island Improvements

Aerial of Clover Island north shoreline improvements.

Save the Date! May 12 Ribbon Cutting Planned for Clover Island Improvements

Save the Date! May 12 Ribbon Cutting Planned for Clover Island Improvements

Kennewick, Wash – On Friday, May 12, 2023, at 2:30 p.m., the community is invited to join the Port of Kennewick and its investment partners in celebrating completion of habitat and recreation improvements to Clover Island’s northern shoreline.

The project restored a half-mile of shoreline and nearly an acre of shallow water habitat to benefit upper Columbia River spring Chinook salmon, upper and mid-Columbia River steelhead and bull trout; and provide benefits to other birds, wildlife, and aquatic species at Clover Island. In addition, the Clover Island Riverwalk was extended; scenic viewpoints, benches and educational panels added; and four upland parcels readied for development.

May 12th festivities include a ribbon cutting and a public reception at the lighthouse plaza and the newly created scenic overlooks. Participants are asked to RSVP to the port office.

When:              Friday, May 12, 2023  –  2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What:               Celebration of Clover Island Shoreline Improvements

Where:            101 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick, WA; near the Clover Island Lighthouse

RSVP:      or   509-586-1186

Clover Island has been in the Port of Kennewick’s property portfolio since 1942. To complete the most recent phase of its Clover Island restoration & revitalization master plan, Port of Kennewick partnered with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office, Benton County and City of Kennewick. The port’s goal was to restore habitat, expand waterfront recreation, and stimulate urban renewal within Kennewick’s historic waterfront district.


Port of Kennewick is a municipal corporation serving taxpayers in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, Benton City, and portions of unincorporated Benton County. The port’s mission is to develop those assets which create sustainable family wage jobs, user friendly transportation systems, and quality of life enhancements for visitors and residents of the port district.