|Manasota Key Beach Restoration Update April 2020|
Today a very large milestone was achieved on the Manasota Beach Restoration Project! The project contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, completed placing sand on the Sarasota County portion of the beach. This leaves only pipe removal, demobilization, and final grading of the beach sand to finalize the project by May 1, 2020. This coincides with the beginning of the sea turtle nesting season. Attached photos CLICK HERE are furnished by Sarasota County and show the dramatic changes of the beach.
This project was a partnership between Charlotte County and Sarasota County. 'Successful completion of this project also benefited from the assistance of several dedicated property owners that were instrumental in obtaining construction easement throughout the project length, which is a total of almost two miles," as stated by Rachel Herman, Manager, Environmental Protection Division of Sarasota County.
Our thanks goes to the Sarasota County Commissioner's and staff for their foresight and tenacity to bring this project to fruition. And for the wonderful residents who spent tireless hours and sweet pressure to obtain the crucial easements allowing the pipe to pass over their lands. This beach restoration was a wonderful improvement for the residents of the key and for visitors of Blind Pass Park and the Hermitage. The restoration also provides storm protection and enhanced recreational opportunities.
Our final hurdle of the project will be an agreed upon fair funding model for the payment portion of this project. And the final wonderful note is that we hope that the nesting sea turtles will enjoy their new and improved sand beach.
President's Letter to Our Members
Posted on Mar 29th, 2019
Your Manasota Key Association has been busy continuing the organization’s fine tradition of protecting and preserving our beloved stretch of the island. The board continues to meet monthly during season and as needed the rest of the year to keep operations efficient and tend issues that impact our quality of life. Those of you who took the time to complete our survey in January validated that our efforts are focused on the things you also think are important. Our organization continues to strive to represent the best interests of our 230+ household members. For those who could not attend the meeting, an updated recap of our efforts can be found on the MKA website. I want to thank our Board of Directors for all their efforts to keep the Association a strong, effective organization. I’d also like to remind you that we like to have fun. Hope to see you at the Picnic on April 6th!
For a quick glance, the top issues you identified are: 1) red tide 2) erosion 3) beach nourishment 4) crime 5) sewers 6) iguanas and 7) road conditions. Be assured we are working on all seven issues. If you want to know specifically what we are doing, keep reading.
Manasota Key Archeological Site
Posted on Mar 14th, 2018
7000 Year Old Burial Site Discovered in the Gulf off of Manasota Key.
To learn all about the incredible discovery off of Manasota Key, just click on the menu to the left under: Manasota Key Archeological Site.
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