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Click here to provide public comment for the April 8, 2020, Sarasota County Commission meeting.

Overall Project FAQs

1. What is the current status of the Sarasota County portion of the Manasota Key Beach Restoration?
2. What will happen if the project isn’t finished by May 1, the start of turtle nesting season?
3. What should beachgoers be aware of while the dredging is underway and what are the safety concerns for the curious?
4. Where is the sand for the project coming from?
5. How wide will the beach be when it is completed?

Project Funding

1. How is the Sarasota County portion of the project being funded?
2. What is the status of the funding strategy?

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.

More Information will be provided on this page when available.

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)

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.

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.

Document Library

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