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Lido beach building on target

Lido beach building on target

One area project that has not been slowed or stalled by coronavirus is the plan to rebuild Lido Beach.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Contract awarded to renourish Lido Beach

Contract awarded to renourish Lido Beach

A $12.7 million contract to dredge sand from Big Pass and spread it along Lido Key Beach was awarded to Cottrell Contracting Corporation.

April 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota County, City battle over Lido Beach building plan

Sarasota County, City battle over Lido Beach building plan

Before it allows staging of equipment at its park, Sarasota County wants additional recourse if Lido Beach building erodes shoreline. Both City Attorney
and Manager argue the permit to dredge is replete with protections, remedies and monitoring and County refusal would cost taxpayers $1 million.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

State of Lido Beach meets state of litigation

State of Lido Beach meets state of litigation

“This litigation has been a complex multi-year saga.”

September 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido sand plan heads back to bid; Siesta keeps up fight

Lido sand plan heads back to bid; Siesta keeps up fight

The issue of dredging Big Pass stirs emotions, lawsuits between the two islands.

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Big Pass and install groins

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Big Pass and install groins

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is performing the planned $22.7 million Lido Beach renourishment project, dredging sand from Big Pass and placing three groins on the southern end of Lido Beach, and says the plan will not harm either the pass or Siesta Key Public Beach. At a Sept. 18 City of Sarasota […]

September 23, 2013 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

The negative impacts of groins

The negative impacts of groins

This photo of the newly restored North Shore beach was taken in September 2011 and shows the escarpment. CREDIT: Karen O’Dowd The following letter was written about the North Carolina shorelines: North Carolina law (G.S 113A-115.1) prohibits the use of groins — steel, rock or wood walls built perpendicular to the beach in order to trap […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Engineer blesses beach program

Engineer blesses beach program

Longboat Key’s beach plan and the work of its engineering consultant, Coastal Planning and Engineering (CPE), were vindicated by a peer review at a special Friday, May 27 workshop

May 27, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The beach builders arrive at North End

The beach builders arrive at North End

The first pipes and sand-moving trucks arrived at the North-end of Longboat Key and will soon start staging for the dredging operation

March 7, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beach building on way

Beach building on way

The north end beach will soon be receiving new sand. The dredge Atchafalaya is on its way from New York to the Port of Tampa where it will undergo final inspections Monday, Feb. 28, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Director of Public Works Juan Florensa, if it passes inspections, the Atchafalaya will then be moving to Longboat Key

February 27, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »