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Pinellas looking for more money to restore its beaches

Pinellas looking for more money to restore its beaches

TREASURE ISLAND — The good news is the $12 million originally set aside to restore two eroded beaches will cover four in Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach next summer.

But with the absence of Pinellas County’s biggest legislative champion, U.S. Rep. CW “Bill” Young, and tightening federal budgets, Pinellas County leaders say more local funds may need to be stowed away in the future to protect the area’s greatest tourism asset: wide, sandy beaches.

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