The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District recently received a $576,191 grant from the State Lands Commission to build a Heavy Lift Marine Terminal as part of the offshore wind energy terminal planned along the Samoa waterfront. The District also released its call for bids on permitting, site assessment, and planning for the Offshore Wind Energy Terminal Master Plan, a 168-acre project to be built in several phases. The proposed project would stretch across several former industrial sites, including the former Hammond Lumber Mill site and the old dock known as Redwood Marine Terminal 1. These sites will need to be assessed for contaminated soils and groundwater from past industries, and will likely need be elevated to prepare for sea level rise. We will be watching closely as these plans move forward.