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Sarasota County staff once again has pushed back the timeline for a County Commission discussion of the proposal to dredge Big Sarasota Pass and build three groins on South Lido Key as part of a 50-year plan to renourish and stabilize Lido Beach, The Sarasota News Leader has learned. This is the third time the agenda item has been delayed, a result of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pushing back its schedule for release of materials related to the project. Amy H. Meese, the county's director of nat- ural resources, reported to Assistant County (Above) A boat heads toward Big Pass on March 21. Photo by Norman Schimmel WHILE THE COUNTY COMMISSION AGAIN PUSHES BACK ITS DISCUSSION OF THE LIDO RENOURISHMENT PROJECT, A PRIVATE GROUP SEEKS PUBLIC SUPPORT TO FIGHT THE DREDGING OF BIG PASS DELAYED DISCUSSION AND A FUNDING DRIVE By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor

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