LIDO BEACH NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S ‘BEST RESTORED BEACHES’
Sarasota, FL: Lido Beach is being recognized as one of the Best Restored Beaches for 2009 by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. “We are honored our preservation and enhancement efforts at Lido Beach have been recognized as some of the best in the nation,” said Sarasota Mayor Richard Clapp. “Our beaches are very important to both our residents and our visitors. This terrific restoration project is appreciated by all of us.”
Portions of Lido Beach are now 150 - 200 yards wider, following the renourishment project. The project pumped more than 600,000 tons of pristine white sand from nearby Big Pass onto Lido Key, restoring the beach to the condition it was prior to the damaging 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. “We’re so happy,” said Karen Rangel, Sales Director at the Lido Beach Resort. “I can’t believe this is our beach because it’s changed so dramatically. It’s wonderful. It’s exciting. We see all the potential we have in the future,” said Rangel.
The restoration project cost $4.6 million.