Wyandanch, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg recently joined Village of Amityville Mayor Dennis Siry to announce the completion of the long-awaited dredging of the Bayview Canal and Ketcham Creek in Amityville.
“South Shore boaters have been patiently waiting for the dredging of Ketcham Creek and the Bayview Canal, and I’m proud to join Mayor Siry in announcing that the work has been completed.” said Legislator Richberg. “Aside from allowing boats to safely travel through the canals, dredging also removes the sediments and debris that build up over time, potentially exposing our waterways and wildlife to pollutants. I’d like to thank Mayor Siry for his dedication to getting this project over the finish line.”
The dredging of the Bayview Canal and mouth of Ketcham Creek along the Amityville/Amity Harbor border took place starting in the middle of June and was completed within two weeks. Since the window of time for dredging is very brief, crews worked 7-days-a-week to accomplish the job. The main channel remained open for boating and only a temporary closure was required at the mouth of one canal in Amityville, where dredging crews monitored a marine radio channel to help boats maneuver around equipment.
“We are extremely grateful to Legislator Richberg, and everyone at the County and Town who made this dredging project possible,” said Village of Amityville Mayor Dennis Siry. “Together we have created safer boating conditions for our residents and maintained access to the beautiful Great South Bay for this boating season and beyond.”