Water-Related News

Snake Island to close 9/15 for dredging project

Snake Island will will be off-limits to boaters for about 75 days, beginning Sept. 15, as it undergoes a renourishment project.

The Lyons Bay channel dredging project north of the island, requested by Sarasota County and managed by the West Coast Inland Navigation District, involves removing sand to deepen the channel at low tide.

Snake Island, a few hundred yards to the south, was deemed the spot to relocate the sand.

For more information about the project, view the Lyons Bay Dredging Project fact sheet.