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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to take 1.7 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass, instead of 1.2 million, expert witness testifies

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Since the Lido Key Renourishment Project formally was unveiled to the public in September 2013, representatives of the City of Sarasota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) routinely have referenced a range Read More

Big Pass Shoal offers boaters a Margaritaville vibe while protecting Siesta Key’s shoreline

By Robert Frederickson Michael Shay doesn’t need to rely on reports from high-priced consultants or pore over arcane papers on coastal erosion to understand the important role the shoals and resulting sandbar off Big Pass play in protecting Siesta Key’s Read More

Judge grants delay of at least eight weeks in scheduling of hearing on nonprofits’ challenges to the proposed dredging of Big Pass

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding on challenges to the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass will be held in December, the parties agreed on Aug. 14. A Notice of Hearing that Read More