Project Details

Sarasota County is committed to protecting coastal areas and mitigating the adverse effects of coastal erosion by providing protection to beaches during storms and other weather events. One method for protecting coastal habitats and developments in coastal areas is beach nourishment.

The Manasota Key Beach Nourishment project plan is underway in Sarasota County and the County has established an Interlocal Agreement with Charlotte County for the completion of this beach nourishment.

Questions on the Manasota Key Beach Nourishment project can be submitted here: Question Form. Note: this form will open in a new browser tab.

Status Update

Refer to the November 19, 2019 Sarasota County Commission meeting for the latest project details (links under the 2019 section).

Additional information is available in the Documents Library below.

Key Terms

Beach Nourishment
Coastal Erosion
Coastal Accretion
Construction Easement
Erosion Control Line (ECL)
Mean High Water Line (MHWL)

July Public Meeting Presentation

A recording of the July public meeting is online at: https://youtu.be/OCTSbZlvGMY (external).

The presentation is available in the Document Library below.

October ECL Workshop and Public Hearing Presentation

A recording of the October workshop and public hearing is online at: https://youtu.be/iJOXFdyZaII (external).

The presentation is available in the Document Library below.

Document Library

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