While ACCA did not officially intervene in the DEP proceedings, ACCA and its members presented arguments against the dock at the public hearing.  The dock was reduced in size from 85 feet to 35 feet and has not yet been built.  There were no plans for a powerboat to be moored on this dock, just a sailboat.

Mears Dock Being Constructed During Spring Migration

You may have seen a barge with a derrick and heard pilings being driven in Ash Creek between March 17 and March 24.  Several members of the Ash Creek Conservation Association witnessed this and took photos.  ACCA contacted the DEP on March 21, March 22, and March 23, but it wasn't until March 24 that ACCA got a response from the DEP thanking us for for the photos and verification of the dates of the violations.  They said they would review Mr. Mears’ permit and then decide how they would proceed.  As it stands right now ACCA won’t have a formal role (i.e.

Mears Dock Construction March 24, 2011

CORRECTION Mears Dock, Not Toner Dock Under Construction

In our last update we mistakenly stated that "Toner is in the process of building his dock now.  You can see the barge in Ash Creek at high tide and hear the pilings being installed.  The dock will be almost directly across from the Ganim dock on the Fairfield side.   Work must be finished by July 1."  We apologize, there were two errors in this statement.  First, Toner has not yet been granted his permit (per DEP email on 3/23) and second Toner cannot work on his dock between March 15 through June 1 or July 1 though September 30 according to the draft permit because of the migration patter