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Letters: Whittaker Creek Dredging is Funded
Thanks to the community
July 31, 2023

n February, a request was sent out for matching funds for a dredging grant from the state. The goal was to finish dredging the Whittaker Creek Channel – specifically a channel near marker #3. Dense rock narrowed the 80ft travel lane down to 50ft, and a seasonal moratorium kept forced dredgers to stop work early.

The funds have been raised, and a thank you goes out to the contributors from the Friends of Whittaker Creek.

The Friends of Whittaker Creek would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Dredging Fund. We raised over $22,000 coming from 80 individuals and businesses who depend on the channel. Thank you!

Thanks to the Town of Oriental who approved a resolution pledging their support to our dredging project and for submitting our grant request, as well as the multitude of paperwork required by the state. We are hoping once we receive approval from the state that we will be able to start dredging in October (we will keep you updated on our progress).

Thanks to TownDock.net for their support and help. Without it we would not have been able to reach out to so many people.

And last but not least thanks to the Board of The Friends of Whittaker Creek for all their input and time. And a special thank you to Dan Allen whose contribution of time and effort is making this project possible.

Chuck Gordon
Oriental, NC
July 27, 2023

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