The Council was instrumental in preventing Squirrel Cove from becoming a commercial marina taking up 94 percent of the availableanchorage space. In 2011, while monitoring applications for water leases that might impact boaters, an application to take over almost the entire cove was discovered.

Council immediately filed an objection and over the course of the next 3 years, with the assistance of many concerned boaters, council representatives were able to make the case to leave Squirrel Cove as an open anchorage.

As a result, the application for a water lease for a marina failed and Squirrel Cove remains one of the favorite anchorages for recreational boaters.