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History: The Dangers of Dredging

History: The Dangers of Dredging

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Philip M. Farrell, MD, PhD Sarasotans have had a long-term love affair of damaging nature… most of our historical environmental disregard is spurred by arrogance… Paul Roat, Siesta Sand, December 2013 [https://siestasand.net/sarasota-history-13/]    The primary weapon used to damage nature on the waterways of Sarasota County is the dredge. Dredging projects are generally motivated by […]

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Legal bills in Big Pass case approaching the $1 million mark

Legal bills in Big Pass case approaching the $1 million mark

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The City of Sarasota and two nonprofit organizations altogether have paid close to $1 million in legal fees as they have wrangled over the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish a 1.6-mile stretch of South Lido Key Beach.    The city’s legal bills through December 2017 totaled […]

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A doozy of a start to DOAH hearing regarding Sarasota Big Pass

A doozy of a start to DOAH hearing regarding Sarasota Big Pass

January 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Another topic anticipated for SKA discussion was the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding, which began on Dec. 12 in Sarasota and ended up concluding a day early — on Dec. 18 — in Tallahassee.    The proceeding allowed the SKA and Save Our Siesta Sand 2 (SOSS2) to […]

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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

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

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

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 between 1.1 million and 1.3 million cubic yards of sand as the amount targeted for […]

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If you care about Siesta Key - Donate Now

If you care about Siesta Key – Donate Now

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

   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 […]

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

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

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

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 shoreline. He can simply look out the window of his home at Siesta Town House […]

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A letter sent out by SKA

A letter sent out by SKA

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

To Our Valued Siesta Key Association Members and residents of Siesta Key   You may have learned in local news that the Administrative Hearing of our Challenge to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Notice of Intent to issue a Permit to Dredge Big Pass, which was scheduled for the last two weeks of […]

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

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

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

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 Judge Bram D.E. Canter issued in the case on Aug. 16 says the hearing will […]

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