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Sarasota County commissioners will consider a $150,000 habitat restoration project for Turtle Beach during a Dec. 17 workshop to prioritize BP settlement funding.
Siesta Key Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 4 years ago

Board to consider RESTORE projects

by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

Sarasota County’s $9 million Siesta Key wastewater management project, and a $2.5 million plan to improve public access and drainage at Siesta beach, are among projects that could get help from BP settlement money. 

The County Commission will hold a workshop Dec. 17, to prioritize projects affecting the regions watershed’s, which will be submitted to the Federal Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.

The Council will then establish where to funnel 30% of the revenue sent to Florida from the Deepwater Horizon settlement, which are distributed under the federal RESTORE Act.

Turtle Beach habitat restoration and public access improvements, which carry a $150,000 price tag, are among the 28 projects Sarasota County Coastal Resources Manager Lair Wreford will present to commissioners for consideration Monday.

What: Sarasota County Commission special workshop
When: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17
Where: Administration Building, Third Floor Think Tank, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

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