Corps invites comment on Lido Key Beach sand source draft environmental assessment

Published April 1, 2015
Lido Key Beach erosion

Lido Key Beach erosion

Jacksonville, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the availability of the draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Draft Environmental Assessment of additional sand sources for the Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project in Sarasota County. The Corps’ preferred alternative includes the use of material from the Big Sarasota Pass ebb shoal for placement on 2.4 miles of Lido Beach shoreline.

The Corps of Engineers welcomes views, comments, and information about resources and important features within the described project area. The Draft Environmental Assessment is available for review at The Corps invites comments on this document through May 14, 2015. Please submit comments via email to or via mail to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District
Planning and Policy Division, Environmental Branch
Attn: Aubree Hershorin, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL  32232-0019

In addition to the open comment period through May 14, 2015, the Corps will host a public meeting to offer an opportunity for input and to answer questions. Please join the Corps at 4 p.m., April 15 at the Sarasota City Hall, Room 112, 1565 1st Street, Sarasota, Florida, 34236. Individuals with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the public meeting or to provide comments on the document can contact the project ecologist, Aubree Hershorin, at 904-232-2136 or

Susan Jackson

Release no. 15-042