Help save one of the most productive ecosystems in the world and the estuary that combats red tide.
By signing this petition, You are helping to save Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico.
Big Pass is a natural channel that is part of 1 of 28 ecosystems in the entire Country that Congress formally designated “an estuary of national significance” - Now endangered of being destroyed.
This estuary is crucial for water-quality and serves as a vital coastal habitat for countless wildlife. Many very unique plants & animal species rely on the estuary for primary sources of food, critical breeding and nesting grounds. The estuary with in Big Pass is enjoyed by kayakers, paddleboarders and where anglers can find some of the best fishing on the West Coast.
I will continue to fight for Big Pass preservation so the wildlife, residences and visitors can love this natural channel as much as I have for decades to come.
WE MUST PROTECT IT TOGETHER. The beach is merely where land meets water, worthless without a healthy ecosystem. PROTECT SEA LIFE.
We demand Sarasota City Manager, Tom Barwin and the Commissioners immediately abandon the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass and Ebb Shoal off Siesta Key.
We demand seagrass is not damaged – We demand not spending $3,000,000.00 public funds to mitigating the Sea-grasses 16 miles to Manatee County. A LOCATION THAT IS OUTSIDE SARASOTA COUNTY AND DOESN’T EVEN HAVE ENOUGH SALINITY IN THE WATER OF THESE FISH TO SURVIVE.
We demand no damage to South Lido Public park. We demand $2,500,000.00 of public funds NOT needed for attempts to mitigate damages. Not dredging prevents such expenditures of public dollars for damages to public land.