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Group tries to halt dredging of Big Pass in Sarasota

The restraining order request comes just days before the Lido Key renourishment project is set to begin.

Save Our Siesta Sand 2, an organization formed to protect Siesta Key beaches and the environment, has asked a federal judge for an emergency temporary restraining order to halt the dredging of Big Pass over the weekend.

The Lido Key shoreline renourishment project could have a significant negative environmental and economic consequences for Siesta Key, the nonprofit group argues.

The motion was filed on Monday [June 29th] in the United States District Court Middle District of Florida.