Siesta Key Association continues its legal dispute with the Army Corp and the City of Sarasota. SKA's goal is twofold; protect Siesta Key, S. Lido Key, Bay Island and Bird Key from potential wave damage and protect the Big Pass sand bars which have formed. This is now a major Sarasota County water recreation area. The Army Corp's own documents show that the planned removal of 1.2 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass and its outer shoals will essentially double the wave energy in the pass during a major storm. We just experienced the protection that those shoals provided during Irma, when the storm surge ended up as a "King Tide" instead of a "King Wave".
The problem is that, unlike the Army Corp and the City of Sarasota, we don't have public tax money to support our legal position. We only have donations. Quite frankly we need a lot more to continue defending the citizens of this county.
SKA announces that Friends of Siesta Key have offered another $10,000 Matching Donation.
Donations made to the charitable Tax Exempt Siesta Key Environmental Defense Fund, up to $10,000, made prior to January 15, 2018, will be matched.
Please donate to the Siesta Key Environmental Defense Fund which supports SKA, matching funds, dollar for dollar. Please go to www.Siestakeyassociation.com and donate.