IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SKA INITIATES A SECOND LEGAL ACTION TO STOP BIG PASS DREDGING
SKA is working for a DO NO HARM solution for Siesta Key and Big Pass.
Please be assured that we are taking all reasonable steps to
protect Siesta Key. Our leadership strategy is sound and our team is
strong. We will continue to keep you updated on developments.
Below is a link to the text of the press release
describing this action which was issued to all local news outlets on Monday.
HELP DEFEND SIESTA KEY’S ENVIRONMENT
At our January 12th open meeting, we announced to
all members present that we have formed a nonprofit organization that is fully
qualified to solicit tax-deductible contributions to protect and preserve
Siesta Key’s environment. Siesta Key Environmental Defense Fund,
or SKEDF for short, will exist forever to devote its resources to Siesta Key’s
environment. At this time, SKEDF will use the donations it receives to
support SKA’s legal battle to protect Siesta Key from being harmed by a Big
Pass dredge. Until now SKA has not needed to pay lawyers. Our volunteers have
done a marvelous job doing the research and gathering the evidence necessary to
pursue this issue. However, now that the legal battles have begun, we need
to bring in legal support. We believe our legal team is the best.
They have successfully defended other organizations in similar battles and they
represented SKA in our previous successful defense of Siesta Beach.
We ask that you please consider helping to protect Siesta
Key’s environment by contributing to SKEDF. All contributions are
tax-deductible and will be gratefully acknowledged. Please use our
online donation page at SKEDF.org
to donate using a credit card, or
to register a pending offline donation by check. Please make checks
payable to SKEDF and send to:
SKEDF, PO BOX 35200, SARASOTA FL 34242
Taking the extra step to register an offline donation by check
is a huge help to our staff in tracking and acknowledging your
donation. However, if you send a check without registering an offline donation,
please write your email address on the check so we can provide you
with a receipt for your donation. Thanks!
SKA Announces Additional Legal Action To Halt Big Pass Dredge January 23, 2017
Draft Verified Complaint January 18, 2017
Formal Request to BCC for an Environmental Impact Statement July 11, 2016
Project Timeline Update
Atkins Executive Summary