Lee County Division of Natural Resources is coordinating with the West Coast Inland Navigation District to perform dredging of Big Carlos Pass. The work is scheduled to begin May 15, 2017. The sand which is taken from the dredging will be placed in the Critical Wildlife Area due to sand shortage in that area. This project and the equipment being used to complete the work are permitted to be on site by the Department of Environmental Protection of Florida. The nesting shorebirds and sea turtles are being monitored on a daily basis by local and state agencies to make sure that they remain safe for the duration of this project. If anyone in the public has questions about the project please reach out to Lee County Division of Natural Resources or West Coast Inland Navigation District.
Lee County: 239-533-8109