Sarasota News Leader

01/17/2014

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STIRRING UP CONCERNS Area residents listen to Jono Miller summarize a presentation the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offered last year about the Lido Beach Renourishment Project. Photo by Roger Drouin THE PROPOSED GROINS AND BIG PASS DREDGING ELEMENTS OF THE LIDO BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT HAVE LED TO WORRIES ABOUT POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND, ESPECIALLY, SIESTA KEY'S SHORELINE By Roger Drouin County Editor Jono Miller is concerned about a proposed environment, wildlife and Siesta Key's $22 million Lido Key renourishment project shoreline. — and he is not the only one. The Lido undertaking, billed as an eroMiller, a conservationist and New College lec- sion-prevention project, would pump 1.2 turer, spoke at the Sarasota County Council million cubic yards of sand onto Lido Beach, with that material of Neighborhood having been removed Associations (CONA) There are a lot of people who from the Big Pass ebb monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 13. should have been involved in this process, shoal; the pass never has been dredged. He focused on the and for the most part they have not. The project would unknown impacts Jono Miller also install three perthe project could New College Faculty Member manent groins on the have on the marine

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