Drainage improvements at Siesta Key Public Beach have been planned to prevent runoff carrying high levels of bacteria to the Gulf of Mexico. Photos by Rebecca Baxter.
Residents of the Gulf & Bay Club, whose property abuts the Siesta Key Public Beach, have been working with county staff over the placement of a new stormwater retention pond at the beach. The drawn-out discussions threatened a $1 million grant the county has received to fund half the cost of the project. Photo by Rachel Brown Hackney.