PASS DREDGING UPDATE - JULY 2017
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no wave energy increase?
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working for a DO NO HARM solution for Siesta Key and Big Pass
US Army Corps of Engineers proposes dredging of Big Pass. A 13 ft deep
x 500 ft wide x 2 mile long dredging project will remove sand from the
shoals and cut straight through the ebb shoal at the mouth of Big Pass.
These shoals protect
the Pass from storm wave action that could otherwise impact S Lido Key,
S Bird Key and N Siesta Key. This is shown in the USACE's own studies.
Please refer to our Updated Big Pass Project
Page for more
information on the impact of the proposed project and less harmful
During the July SKA meeting, Friends of Siesta Key pledged $10,000 in matching funds to win our legal fight. The response was outstanding! Donations exceeded the amount necessary for the match, with SKEDF donations adding more than $20,000 for our fight! THANK YOU ALL for supporting this legal challenge to protect our homes, Big Pass shoreline and beaches.
In late July, the Lead FDEP Attorney was placed on medical leave for
two months.Our Hearing was rescheduled to Dec. 12-19, 2017. This
additional gap of time opened the door for more challenges by the City
of Sarasota. With your financial support to date, SKA has responded to
each of these challenges with expert legal strategy, but additional
legal expenses still lie ahead.
We greatly appreciate your continued contributions to support legal expenses and representation on behalf of Siesta Key!