Charlotte County completed a renourishment project at Stump Pass Beach Park before Hurricane Irma struck last September — in which sand from Stump Pass dredging was deposited in the state park at the southern end of Manasota Key — but the northern end of Manasota Key, near the Sarasota County line, is in dire need of more sand, Charlotte officials said. Charlotte County has submitted permit applications for its long-term, 10-year Manasota Key Beach Renourishment Plan and is awaiting word from the Army Corps of Engineers and Florida Department of Environmental Protection, officials there added.

Partnering on a more immediate renourishment project could enhance the opportunity for state funding for both counties and potentially save money, Charlotte County spokesman Brian Gleason said in an email.

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