Greer Island dredging underway

A portion of the Greer Island beach will be closed through the beginning of September as a dredging project continues, according to the Town of Longboat Key’s Public Works Department.

Town of Longboat Key photo

An area along the west side of Greer Island, also known as Beer Can Island, is undergoing dredging of the sandspit near the dock area.

The Greer Island Spit Management Project’s tentative schedule, including the mobilization of upland equipment and dredging, began July 17-28, followed by upland clearing and excavation from July 24-31.

From July 31 through Aug. 14, hydraulic dredging of the Greer Island Spit is set to occur followed by hydraulic dredging of Canal 1A from Aug. 5-8.

Beach tilling is scheduled from Aug. 21-23, with the demobilization of the project set from Aug. 23 through Sept. 4.

The Longboat Key website said that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.