The Tigertail Lagoon/Sand Dollar Island Ecosystem Restoration Project on Marco Island was completed in May, and during Hurricane Idalia on Aug. 29, Sand Dollar Island remained largely intact and held its position protecting the lagoon and upland, city officials said. However, in a limited area on the southern part of Sand Dollar Island storm surge and waves overwashed the island and pushed sand into the lagoon. As a result, the city contracted with Athna Marine to use limited mechanical equipment to excavate the sand that overwashed into the lagoon. This emergency repair work needs to be completed quickly to recover the sand before more sand is lost with the incoming and outgoing tides. Postponing the work would result in greater costs and expand the scope of the repairs. Stabilizing the berm will also make it safer for visitors and environmental monitors who walk the area at high tide, city officials said. The repair work began Monday and will continue for approximately two weeks.