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Army Corps Lt. Col. Todd Polk, commissioners Erik Arroyo, Hagen Brody, Jen Ahearn-Koch, Liz Alpert and Kyle Battie, City Manager Marlon Brown, Lido Key resident Carl Shoffstall and City Engineer Alex DavisShaw bat beach balls.

City celebrates Lido Beach renourishment

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

Army Corps Lt. Col. Todd Polk, commissioners Erik Arroyo, Hagen Brody, Jen Ahearn-Koch, Liz Alpert and Kyle Battie, City Manager Marlon Brown, Lido Key resident Carl Shoffstall and City Engineer Alex DavisShaw bat beach balls.

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City officials credited City Engineer Alex DavisShaw for taking a lead role in ushering the Lido Beach renourishment project from concept to reality.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

City officials credited City Engineer Alex DavisShaw for taking a lead role in ushering the Lido Beach renourishment project from concept to reality.

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Attendees listen to remarks from Army Corps Lt. Col. Todd Polk. The Army Corps and the city teamed on the shoreline protection project.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

Attendees listen to remarks from Army Corps Lt. Col. Todd Polk. The Army Corps and the city teamed on the shoreline protection project.

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Mayor Hagen Brody reminds the audience of the precarious state of the beach prior to the renourishment.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

Mayor Hagen Brody reminds the audience of the precarious state of the beach prior to the renourishment.

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“They say you don’t bring sand to the beach, but today, we make an exception,” City Commissioner Erik Arroyo joked during the event.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

“They say you don’t bring sand to the beach, but today, we make an exception,” City Commissioner Erik Arroyo joked during the event.

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City Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch credited past commissioners and other officials who contributed to the project and kept it moving forward.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

City Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch credited past commissioners and other officials who contributed to the project and kept it moving forward.

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City Manager Marlon Brown said Lido Beach was packed this spring — and he hopes it will continue to draw crowds following the addition of more sand.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

City Manager Marlon Brown said Lido Beach was packed this spring — and he hopes it will continue to draw crowds following the addition of more sand.

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Carl Shoffstall, president of the Lido Key Residents Association, said the key word that defined the renourishment effort was perseverance.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

Carl Shoffstall, president of the Lido Key Residents Association, said the key word that defined the renourishment effort was perseverance.

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The first wave of ceremonial beach-ball-batters gathered together prior to the big moment.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

The first wave of ceremonial beach-ball-batters gathered together prior to the big moment.

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A group of Lido Key residents also partook in the celebratory beach ball batting.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

A group of Lido Key residents also partook in the celebratory beach ball batting.

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The city had branded beach balls on hand for the event.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

The city had branded beach balls on hand for the event.

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In addition to renourishing the beach, the city has refurbished the concession area as part of a pavilion renovation project.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 |

In addition to renourishing the beach, the city has refurbished the concession area as part of a pavilion renovation project.

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