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SKA receives extension of time to challenge Turtle Beach repair project; County requests one-year extension to complete repair

March 11, 2023 — Since hearing about the County’s South Siesta Beach (Turtle Beach) Repair project, SKA has been communicating Siesta resident concerns about the project’s timing and design; it Read More >

Half-price Mini Reef Opportunity

March 11, 2003 — For several years SKA has had an ongoing project to install mini-reefs in canals and waterways on Siesta Key. The purpose is to add new habitats Read More >

Update on Siesta Hotels and Promenade challenge

March 12, 2023 — Those who did not attend SKA’s March 2 meeting missed, an excellent update from David Smolker, attorney at law, on three lawsuits that will impact Siesta Read More >

Shorebirds are Back and Nesting

March 11, 2023 — Hello everyone, and happy 2023 shorebird breeding season! The breeding season has officially begun, with the documentation of a Snowy Plover nest in the Panhandle (those Read More >

It’s a fact – Coyotes are on Siesta Key

February 19, 2023 — Following a Siesta Key resident’s report that his small dog had been killed by three coyotes, SKA contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Read More >

Jan 31 Public Hearing to relax protection for Grand Trees to facilitate development in Sarasota County

January 27, 2023 — On Jan. 31, 2023, the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on changes to the ordinance that protects Grand Trees.  The new ordinance generally Read More >

Next Stop Tallahassee – Siesta Key is one-step closer to becoming a city

January 13, 2023 — On January 12, the Sarasota County Legislative Delegation voted to allow the Siesta Key Incorporation bill to be introduced in the 2023 Florida Legislative session, scheduled Read More >

New Sarasota County water restrictions effective January 1, 2023

January 1, 2023 — Following are newly issued water restrictions for Sarasota County, effective January 1, 2023. All residents of unincorporated Sarasota County shall follow landscape and irrigation water restrictions. The Read More >

Hundreds rally for Siesta Key Incorporation

Attend 2022 Town Hall Meeting with State Legislators

December 4, 2022 — 2022 Town Hall Meeting  Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm Siesta Key Chapel, 4615 Gleason Avenue Hear from Members of our local State Delegation Read More >

Circuit Court judge allows lawsuit over two Siesta Key hotels to move forward; reaffirms denial of County’s motion to dismiss case

December 2, 2022 — On November 28, 12th Circuit Court Judge Stephen Walker again denied Sarasota County’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit over the County Commission’s approval of two hotels Read More >