Month: December 2020

Mini Reefs at Work

mini reef

Phil Chiocchio called the mini reefs “nature’s kidneys.” Crustaceans attach to them and then fish are drawn to them. The water quality generally improves outward of each mini reef in an area ranging from 5 to 7 feet. In January, Read More

County approves amendments to Coastal Setback Code to allow shoreline hardening

Shoreline Hardening

By Rachel Brown Hackney After making a motion to amend the Sarasota County Coastal Setback Code, Commissioner Charles Hines pointed out on Oct. 21, “This has not been easy.” Commissioners long have maintained a stance against shoreline hardening, he Read More