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Greer Island emergency Canal 1A access dredge work has begun

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Beginning on June 27th, the Town’s dredge contractor is mobilizing to begin work associated with an emergency dredge providing access to Canal 1A and the Greer Island lagoon area. This work will require the eastern side of the island (east of the Longboat Pass bridge) to be closed off to the public for approximately 3 weeks.

This effort will restrict access to that area that was also being marked for the recently passed, “Motorboats Prohibited” areas. The purpose of the work is to protect public bathers that bathe, wade, lounge and congregate in and on the shallow waters of this portion of Greer Island from dangers caused by increased vessel operations along the beach. Following completion of the emergency dredging, buoy placement, delineating the Motorboats Prohibited areas, will be completed. These areas will then be limited to beach goers, waders, kayakers, paddleboarders and other non-motorized vessels.