Jan 24 virtual meeting on Turtle Beach repair project

January 19, 2023 —

On Tuesday, January 24 at 5pm, Sarasota County will host a virtual meeting to provide an update on the South Siesta Key Beach (Turtle Beach) Restoration Project.  Register in advance of the meeting:  Webinar Registration – Zoom.  After registering you will be emailed a Zoom link for the meeting.  Attendees can email questions and comments to capitalprojectspublicmeetings@scgov.net before, during, and after the meeting.

Sarasota News Leader, January 19, 2023, Rachel Brown Hackney: “Commissioner Detert hopes congressional members can persuade FEMA to extend deadline for South Siesta Beach Repair Project

November 12, 2022

Sarasota County Staff will present information about the Turtle Beach repair project at the December 1 SKA meeting.

According to the County, “The South Siesta Key Beach Repair Project is planned to repair erosion damage at Turtle Beach as a result of Hurricane Hermine in 2016. Approximately 92,000 cu. yds. of beach-compatible sand will be placed on the beach from the public park south.

As the intent of the project is repair only, no change in the beach’s design is proposed. The project will be constructed with sand from approved upland sources, which will be transported by truck. Construction access will be from Turtle Beach Park. Construction is planned to occur outside of sea turtle nesting season. … Public outreach will follow later this year and will be advertised ahead of time.”

The Project Schedule shows repair is planned to begin in March and end in April 2023.

View Sarasota County Siesta Key South Beach Repair Project fact sheet for updates.

Read more about the repair in Sarasota News Leader, November 25, 2022, Rachel Brown Hackney: “‘Truck-haul’ project planned to restore Turtle Beach shoreline damaged in 2016 by Hurricane Hermine”