USA: Lido Beach and Longboat Key to Get New Sand

Government officials have introduced plans to work together with the local communities to relocate the sand from New Pass Inlet to eroded beaches on Lido beach and Longboat Key.

This project was a major topic at a joint meeting Monday between Sarasota County commissioners and Town of Longboat Key commissioners.

According to, Lido beach has been searching for sand 15 miles offshore, which has resulted in extra expenses.

Sarasota County coastal resource manager Laird Wreford said: “There are a lot of opportunities for great savings if we coordinate regional efforts. We can satisfy the sand need at Lido beach as well as provide the management needed at the New Pass Inlet.”


Dredging Today Staff, October 2, 2012