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  • Involved in Big Pass issues since 2003
  • Singular focus on stopping the dredge of Big Pass Shoal
  • Rated by GuideStar in the top non-profit Platinum category
  • Supported by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, the Condo Council, Florida Wildlife Federation, and the Suncoast Waterkeeper

  • A 15 year initial permit for the Army Corps to eviscerate Big Pass shoal eventually removing the equivalent of 450,000 large dump truck loads of sand
  • Elimination of the only viable Sarasota boating access to the Gulf
  • Negative impact on our property values
  • Risk to Siesta Key loosing its iconic beach and #1 status

  • Support the effort to protect Siesta. 

The Latest News

  • We have reached our funding goals for this phase of the project.  We thank all our members for their donations and especially our extraordinary members who provided our Matching Fund.
  • On September 28, 2018 we filed our Notice of Intent to Sue
  • On January 11, 2019 we filed our opening motion for summary judgement

Numerous organizations in addition to Save our Siesta Sand have announced their opposition to the Army Corps plan. 


These include the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, the Siesta Key Village Association,  the Siesta Key Condominium Council, the Siesta Key Association, and the Boater's Coalition.  Most of these groups have made major donations to our legal fund and are listed under donors on this site. 


The entire basis of the Army Corps claim that there will be no harm to navigation or Siesta Key is based on their modeling results. SOSS2 retained Dr. Robert Young to examine the risks of relying on these models. Dr. Young concluded that the results of dredging Big Pass are unpredictable and impacts to Siesta Key have not been adequately considered.




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