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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

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

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 Read More

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

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 Read More

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


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 Read More

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

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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 Read More

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

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 Read More

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

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 Read More

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

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 Read More