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Big Pass sand borrow area offshore of Siesta Key eliminated from dredging plans

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com After reviewing the new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ solicitation package for the Lido Renourishment Project, Siesta Key Association leaders expressed their delight to SNL. As SKA Director Robert Luckner pointed out in an email, the Read More

Siesta Key Association makes formal requests for multiple materials from City of Sarasota as it prepares for July hearing on Big Pass lawsuit

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com In preparation for a day-long Circuit Court hearing set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19, the Siesta Key Association (SKA) has sent a letter and a legal notice to the City of Sarasota, Read More

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