Environmental Sciences

Fertilizer Ordinance

On December 15, 2008, the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach passed an ordinance that regulates the usage of fertilizer by property owners and commercial operators. This ordinance will help protect the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay by reducing the amount of nutrients that enter the water from runoff, and excessive or improper fertilizer application. Town staff may pursue enforcement for any persons found violating this ordinance after June 12, 2009.

To view and download the important provisions of this ordinance, please click the link below:
Town of Fort Myers Beach Fertilizer Ordinance

Additional Resources
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Customizable Water Quality Graphs
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Lee County Department of Health Beach Conditions
Lee County Government
Mote Marine Laboratory Beach Conditions Report
NOAA- Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting System
Real Time Water Quality Data 

South Florida Water Management District
Turtle Time, Inc.