A letter of permission has been issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District authorizing the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating & Outdoor Recreation to commence work on the Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor (South) Phase I Improvements. The project will consist of a new 8-foot wide 445- foot long floating dock held in place by 17 concrete piles, each 16-1/2 inches in diameter. In addition, a 47-foot long access ramp, gangway, and 25 mooring blocks with mooring buoys which will provide 25 berthing stalls for light draft vessels to “Tahiti moor” to the floating dock. Once completed the needs of boaters in the North Hawaii community will be greatly enhanced. The project is expected to begin in summer 2013.