Dear San Juan County Neighbors and Friends,
Early Monday, April 30, you may have seen an article on the County's Homepage written by the SJC Communication Specialist claiming that CSA's Shoreline Inventory Form was a "hoax." The article had been removed by the afternoon.
What follows is CSA's Press Release in response to articles appearing in local newspapers as a result of the County's Press Release:
Local Groups Join to Resurrect Program to Clean-up Derelict Vessels from San Juan Waters… Before They Sink
Help is on the way for efforts to round up and dispose of derelict vessels before they sink. Several groups have pitched in with donations to resurrect a previously shelved Derelict Vessel Program in San Juan County, where there are approximately 19 abandoned vessels around the islands needing attention.
In spearheading this effort the Friday Harbor Power Squadron is joined by the Common Sense Alliance, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island Yacht Club, Island Marine Center on Lopez, and Jensen’s Shipyard. These local groups (of private citizens and businesses) have united in a display of community spirit to raise the minimum funds necessary to assist the County in reviving the program that ceased operations in December 2008 due to lack of funding.