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County ‘bed tax’ revenue allocated to City of Sarasota expected to be needed this fiscal year for Lido Renourishment Project, city engineer tells county staff

County ‘bed tax’ revenue allocated to City of Sarasota expected to be needed this fiscal year for Lido Renourishment Project, city engineer tells county staff

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Over a month before an administrative law hearing began on challenges to the project, City of Sarasota staff informed Sarasota County staff that the city hopes to use about $3.6 million it is due in Tourist Development Tax (TDT) revenue this fiscal year to help pay for the renourishment of […]

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Groin construction for Lido Renourishment Project would be prohibited during sea turtle nesting season, U.S. Fish and Wildlife says

Groin construction for Lido Renourishment Project would be prohibited during sea turtle nesting season, U.S. Fish and Wildlife says

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com With the focus having been put on legal challenges over the past couple of months, a Biological Opinion the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued on the plans for the Lido Renourishment Project figuratively “flew under the radar.” Yet, that opinion — issued on Dec. 29, 2016 — will […]

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SKA joins two other nonprofits in challenging state’s plan to issue permit for Lido Renourishment Project and establishes Environmental Defense Fund

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Late on Jan. 13, the Siesta Key Association (SKA) formally filed its petition with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), seeking an administrative hearing on the department’s Dec. 22, 2016 Notice of Intent to issue a permit for the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South Lido Key […]

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Army Corps of Engineers tells County Commission an Environmental Impact Statement not warranted for Lido Renourishment Project

January 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has informed the Sarasota County Commission that it does not believe an Environmental Impact Statement is warranted on its joint project with the City of Sarasota to dredge Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South Lido Key. In a letter to Commission Chair Alan […]

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FDEP agreed to waiver on Lido Renourishment Project timeline because it wanted more time to review materials related to the application, city engineer says

FDEP agreed to waiver on Lido Renourishment Project timeline because it wanted more time to review materials related to the application, city engineer says

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The reason the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) agreed to extend by 30 days a decision on its next step in the Lido Renourishment Project permit process was because staff wanted more time to review a specific document and it sought additional information about the proposed seagrass mitigation plan. […]

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An increase in the amount of sand to be dredged from Big Pass to renourish Lido Key cited in latest documents submitted to FDEP

An increase in the amount of sand to be dredged from Big Pass to renourish Lido Key cited in latest documents submitted to FDEP

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has increased the amount of sand it and the City of Sarasota propose to dredge from Big Sarasota Pass to renourish south Lido Key, its consultant informed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) early this week.After citing the figure of 775,000 cubic […]

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SKA calls for County Commission to request an Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lido Renourishment Project

SKA calls for County Commission to request an Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lido Renourishment Project

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The Siesta Key Association (SKA) has formally requested that the Sarasota County Commission call for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the City of Sarasota/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed Lido Renourishment Project. A letter sent to the commissioners on the morning of July 14, asks that they approve […]

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Federal agency seeking state help to speed up timeline for completing Lido Renourishment Project application

Federal agency seeking state help to speed up timeline for completing Lido Renourishment Project application

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Publishers Note: The following article is one of the new shared content articles with The Sarasota News Leader (SNL). A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has told The Sarasota News Leader (SNL) that the federal agency still is working on its response to the Florida Department […]

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