Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Beach

Beach renourishment set for spring

Beach renourishment set for spring

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Storms like 2017’s Hurricane Irma have taken their toll on Island beaches, leaving beachgoers less sand for their chairs and...

Water quality report

Bayfront Park North    Moderate Bradenton Beach        Good Coquina Beach North  Good Coquina Beach South Good Manatee Beach North  Good Palma Sola South       ...
Pool, beach lifeguards train togethervideo

Pool, beach lifeguards train together

Lifeguards from the G.T. Bray Aquatic Center pool got salty today at Coquina Beach with beach lifeguards in a training exercise led by Manatee...
Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

Horses not allowed on Gulf beaches

HOLMES BEACH – While motorists were noticing a long, white horse trailer parked among the boat trailers at the Kingfish boat ramp Monday morning,...
Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

PALMA SOLA BAY – With red tide fresh in local memory and blue-green algae hanging around since May, everything that produces nutrients that feed...

Beaches to get new sand

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island beaches are scheduled to get new sand, beginning with a minor repair to Coquina Beach this year, followed by...
Coquina Beach lifeguard stand

New lifeguards, stands, on horizon

CORTEZ BEACH - Six new lifeguards in three new lifeguard stands will protect beachgoers beginning next year at Twin Piers, the site of three...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Egmont renourishment halted by turtle deaths

EGMONT KEY – The renourishment of Egmont Key’s critically-eroded beaches is at a standstill because the project resulted in the deaths of six sea...
Turtle kids

Young artists work to protect dunes

HOLMES BEACH – Student artists in Mary Miller’s fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School will soon see their artwork on signs posted...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Egmont Key renourishment starting soon

EGMONT KEY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supplying the weapons in the only battle Fort Dade has ever seen – the...
Beach raker Tide Raker Read

Beach raker to the rescue

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Manatee County equipment operator Mark Taylor has played a crucial role in the red tide cleanup efforts taking place on...
Twin Piers

Beach issues bridge AMI, LBK

BRADENTON – Longboat Key and Manatee County officials plan to talk more frequently about issues affecting the islands on both sides of Longboat Pass...
Coquina Beach

Officials study Irma’s effects on AMI’s beaches

A team studied Anna Maria Island from stem to stern today, agreeing that Hurricane Irma took a bite out of the beach. The storm, which...
Fourth of July beach cleanup

Cleaning up holiday trash in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH — Revelers may have left a lot of trash on Island beaches following the July 4 holiday, but it’s disappearing thanks to...
Beach aliens

Beach aliens of Anna Maria Island gallery

Some strange things have been washing up on the beach...