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World's Finest, Whitest Sand
World's Finest, Whitest Sand


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Do Not Stick Your Head In The Sand
The New Pass shoaling less than a
year after being dredged is the final proof of the futility of dredging Big
Pass. Not only will this dredge imperil the Siesta Key shorelines and beaches,
it will remove Sarasota’s only access to the Gulf waters. Whether yo...
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SOSS2 has had a singular focus since our founding.
Our mission statement is to ensure no harm comes to our environment
including Siesta Key beaches, waterfront property and navigation in Big Pass as
well as the diverse ecology of the area. And once we defeat this current
proposal with your help, any unspent...
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The City/ACOE Project to dredge Big Pass and place groins on Lido Key is to be permitted later this month.
Please send your tax-free donation to Save Our
Siesta Sand today! Why is this important? We have lawyers working at the state
level to stop this project and then, if needed at the federal level with
Florida Wildlife Federation. Lawyers are expensive but wit...
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Siesta Key Association Holiday Meeting
When: Thursday Dec. 1, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where: The
Community Center of St. Boniface Episcopal Church, located at 5615 Midnight
Pass Rd. 34242 Details: Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Florida
International University, Stephen ...
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Save Our Siesta Sand Lido Key Nourishment Public Meeting
Save Our
Siesta Sand  Lido Key
Nourishment Public Meeting When:  Wednesday Nov. 30,
2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Fire Station No. 2 - located at 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota,
FL 34239 Details:  The Lido Beach Nourishment meeting is a publ...
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Save our Siesta Sand
On November 2nd, 2015 Save our Siesta Sand requested that the State of Florida hold a public hearing on the request for easements for the Lido Key project. This public hearing has never been held. Instead a year later the State has scheduled a meeting which...
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The Army Corps has responded to the FDEP’s second request for additional information (RAI #2).
There are numerous problems with the response to RAI#2.
 For example, they do not have permission to use the County’s Ted Sperling
parking lot for a staging area and they have not produced an Environmental
Impact Statement which is in violation of NEPA’s ru...
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Staging area for the Turtle Beach renourishment.
This is just a quick heads up to the residents
on north Siesta Key that they will be seeing the dredges R.N. Weeks and B.E.
Lindholm anchored southwest of Bird Key starting about February 15 th .
This has nothing to do with a dredge of Big Pass. It is a sta...
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Save our Siesta Sand is readying our case.
We now have the final Atkins Peer Review which
has been reformatted but contains basically the same message as in the draft
report; namely that there are major concerns about the level of science and
modeling that the Army Corps has used in reaching their c...
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Siesta Key Chamber Announces New Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is with great pleasure that I announce that after an extensive search we have a new Executive Director!  Her name is Ann Frescura and her employment will begin the first week of January.  Ann is coming to us from Spri...
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