When I got to the office this morning, I was greeted by the site of heavy equipment in Parish Creek. The mouth of the creek is teaming with barges, pipes, and dredging rigs. This is all for the long-planned dredging of Parish Creek. The dredging will begin this weekend (March 13) and continue through the end of the month. The dredge material will be "sucked" from the bottom and pumped through a pumpline to the Idlewilde Dredge Material Placement(DMP) site.
We support this project as it will restore the Parish Creek channel to a level which will allow safe navigation for the myriad of watermen, sailors, and recreational boaters that keep their vessels in this creek. We will, however, be watching closely to ensure that the dredging does not release any sediment plumes or cause any other negative impacts to the immediate area during during this work. At least I can watch from right out of my office window!