Dredge Committee Members,

It has been a long time since we have been able to announce that we have had progress, but we just completed a major milestone in securing our dredge permit.

After many months of delay the National Marine Fisheries Service has finally established the conditions and limits of our actual dredge work. We agreed to the limits they set for the work and this has allowed us to move forward with the County Hearing which is scheduled for April 1.

We will let you know as soon as Whatcom County Planning confirms the time and place of the hearing. For those who sent letters to the County Hearing Examiner, your comments will still be part of the record.

As we near completion of our permitting process we still need the financial support of the community. We will have additional legal and technical support expenses before actual work is begun so we would appreciate your new or additional contributions.

Board of Directors, Sandy Point Dredge Committee