Whose idea was it to dredge the Gut right now?

Who’s the genius who decided to dredge the Gut during the derby and string dredging booms all along its length? Must be the same brilliant mind that scheduled the closing of the inside of Big Bridge, and who found a way not to re-cut the trail to the Chappy side of the breach, and burned down the Menemsha wharf, and advises Diane Sawyer in her single-handed war on fishermen.