SANDPIPER KEY — Controversy surrounding mangrove mistreatment in Manasota Key over the past week has stirred up old tensions on another key slightly to the south.
Residents of Sandpiper Key, which lies just south of the Tom Adams bridge in Englewood, have been concerned for years about the fate of 5.6 acres of mangrove wetlands at the southern end of the key. A developer, Lemon Bay Cove LLC, is applying for permits to build a condo or apartment complex on the plot, which would necessitate the destruction of mangrove wetlands.
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