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Updated: 09/16/2014 06:52:08PM

Mangrove violator fined

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A landscaping crew cut down mangroves Saturday in a wetland on the 8200 block of Manasota Key Road. Neighbors became concerned and began to call authorities, believing the work was done without permits.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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ENGLEWOOD — An attorney for the man who ripped 30 feet of mangroves from a Manasota Key Road lot is appealing the resulting $250-a-day fine.

A Sarasota County code enforcement special magistrate on Friday issued the maximum penalty of $250 per day until new mangroves he illegally removed in February are replanted.

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