I was completly appalled after reading this article in the SP Sun newspaper. The dredging is way out of control, and if something is not done about it, it will cause irreparable damage with severe consequences! The article says that Patty Arceo is aware of the situation. She states,"Most of the ILLEGAL activities appear to be an abuse of permits that were given in good faith to land owners and operators. Based on info recieved from Dept. of Geology's inspection, that reports, reprimands and recommendations will be made." These people should be reprimanded by being kicked off of AC. "Illegal dredging will cause devastating results during the next tidal surge in the next tropical storm". If there had been more mangrove in the back (which is also being done illegall) maybe would have lessoned the damage from "Kieth"...i say email Patty and let her know that it must be stopped!!! Maybe will do some good, maybe not...but worth a try!!!