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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2015
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager 941-954-2613


Lido Beach Shoreline Protection
to be Discussed April 15


Sarasota, FL: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold two community meetings on Wednesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1565 First Street, to discuss the long term Lido Beach shoreline protection project. The same information will be presented at both meetings, which will be held in the Commission Chambers.


Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present the recently completed environmental assessment for the proposed 50 year project. Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions.  


The meeting format is scheduled to be:


4 p.m.:  Presentation by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
4:30 p.m.:  Questions/Answers


5:30 p.m.:  Presentation by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
6 p.m.:   Questions/Answers


The City of Sarasota has been working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a long term shoreline stabilization and protection plan for Lido Beach.  The proposal ensures Lido Beach would be restored at least every five years using recycled sand coming from the alternating locations of New Pass and Big Pass.


For more information contact Alex Davis Shaw, City Engineer:  941-365-2200 ext. 4181.


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