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. His conclusions were presented in a May, 2015 meeting sponsored by the major organizations on Siesta Key.