Dredging of the channel to the South Benson Marina will begin the first or second week of March. The Town of Fairfield has hired Julian Construction as their contractor. The project will finish by the end of March. Most of the dredging will be conducted from the Fairfield side, but there will be a machine on the the Bridgeport side. It will not be located near the plantings. The Town of Fairfield has obtained approvals from the State of Connecticut's DEEP and is coordinating with the City of Bridgeport even though the equipment will be on Fairfield land. Fairfield owns part of the barrier spit (for more information on this read go to News Section of www.ashcreekassoc.org).