Help Defend the Siesta Key Environment

The Siesta Key Association established the Siesta Key Environmental Defense Fund to educate and advocate for the protection and preservation of the environmentally sensitive structures and areas of Siesta Key.

Our current focus is to support Siesta Key Association’s effort to protect Siesta Key from harm that may result from the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass.

SKA filed an Appeal in the 2d District Court of Appeals on Oct. 4, 2019.  An Appeal is based on matters of law. The challenge includes    3 prior Rulings from the 12th Circuit Court in Sarasota County.   SKA is asking our local governments to abide by  laws they enacted to protect our coastal waters, shoreline and marine habitat.  Protection from erosion of our beach front, natural environment and recreational access is essential for safety and security of our homes.

The fund is fully registered with the IRS and Florida to accept  tax-deductible  donations from concerned citizens.

Special Matching Donations Program

Please Donate ANY amount today!  Friends of Siesta Key have pledged $10,000 in matching funds to win our legal fight.  Any amount of donation from you will be matched until we reach $10,000.  Help double our funds for this most important fight to protect our homes, shoreline, Siesta beach and coastal waters of Big Sarasota Pass.

Donate now to help $10,000 become $20,000 to fund the significant legal fees required to continue our defense of the Big Pass environment.  Since the City of Sarasota refuses to conduct an Environmental Impact Study or discuss alternate sources of sand that do not endanger Siesta Key, we have no choice but to continue to fight this in the courts.

If you’re currently employed, please check to see whether your company will match your donation.  In some cases, you may need to request that SKEDF be added to their approved charities.  Some companies also match donations made by retirees, so even if you’re out of the workforce, see if your gift can be matched as well.

If you’d like to join in supporting our efforts, please use our Donate Now page.  We sincerely appreciate your support.

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