Siesta Key Association, Siesta Key, Florida

SKA actions on proposed Big Pass dredging project

SKA is actively working to oppose dredging of Sarasota Big Pass to ensure nothing is done to impact our beaches, residential community and natural coastal habitat.


A hearing will be held in these cases at the Sarasota County Justice Center, Courtroom 2, Sixth Floor, 2071 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida, on December 12 through 15, 18, and 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard.  Continuances will be granted only by order of the Administrative Law Judge for good cause shown.

US Army Corps of Engineers project document #2

Below is an image of a USACE document outlining the areas proposed for dredging, next to a Google Earth image of Big Pass from 2016.  Click on the image to view a C-size drawing of the USACE document in PDF format.

Big Pass side by side

Join SKA in working for a DO NO HARM solution for Siesta Key and Big Pass!

The figures below are taken from the USACE project documents.  They show the planned dredge areas and the wave energy impact on surrounding areas.  Note that wave energy could be increased up to two times in certain locations.

Planned dredge areas highlightedPlanned impact assessment

Review the presentation from the July SKA public meeting for more information on the impact of the currently proposed project on our fragile barrier islands and on our vital recreatonal resources.

Below are links to additional information.

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

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