Events Leading to the Dredge of
April 2001

Jan 9, 2001

Bennett Creek Dredge Group, headed by Neil Wilson and Buck Tysor, organize a meeting at the Bennett Creek Landing clubhouse to discuss the current condition of the channel and actions required to dredge.  Suffolk City Officials and the Corps of Engineers were in attendance. (Historical note:  Bennett Creek Dredge Group soon adopts a new name, Friends of Bennett Creek FOBC), as suggested by Buck Tysor.)  <Meeting Minutes> 

Feb 21, 2001

Suffolk City Council voted 7-0 in favor of appropriating the necessary $40,000 for dredging Bennett Creek. <source: FOBC attendance record>  

Mar 2, 2001

Army Corps of Engineers Letter to Suffolk.  Federal funds committed to dredging Bennett Creek and request for the City’s share of the expense in the amount of $40,000.  Dredging scheduled on/approximately March 29,2001.  <Letter> 

Apr 5-12, 2001


May 1, 2001

The Friends of Bennett Creek (FOBC) to all supporters. Letter of appreciation summarizing and acknowledging the efforts of all those who have served to maintain Bennett Creek since 1983. <Letter> 

Nov 29, 2001

Friends of Bennett Creek  (FOBC), under leadership of Sheila Neal, files ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION as a non-profit organization and receives its CERTIFICATE from the State Corporation Commission. <Records>