Currently there are still algae and fish washing up on Fort
Myers Beach shoreline. In addition to the beach shoreline, cleaning efforts are
also underway by 4 crews in the back bay - Matanzas Pass Bridge to Bowditch
Point and from Publix to FishTail Marina is currently in progress.
Associated debris has been piled for disposal via daily dumpster hauling with a
pile located in front of Bayview Avenue and Wyndham Gardens remaining. All
other areas will continue to be cleaned every day until the daily
landings of fish and algae cease coming ashore. Lee County is responsible
for cleaning the beach from the pier northward to Bowditch Park.
The Town’s contractor continues to monitor the beach and
watch levels of algae and fish coming up on the beach. Beach cleaning
activities will be updated as the debris influx changes with each tide. On
Saturday, crews will be working from 8:00am-6:00pm handpicking the beach. On
Sunday, crews will be working 9:00am-5:00pm.
With the start of the new school year quickly approaching,
the Town of Fort Myers Beach wants everyone to enjoy the upcoming weekend by
visiting Fort Myers Beach and supporting our local businesses so the Town is
offering FREE PARKING at our pay stations and parking meters from 4 pm Friday,
August 3rd, 2018 starting until 9 am on Monday August 6th, 2018. The Fort Myers
Beach Community Pool entrance fees have also been waived through this weekend.
Lastly, barring an emergency the next FMB update will be on Monday
August 6th. Also take note that Lee County has
launched a website to assist in keeping the public informed on water quality
issues. Here is the link. https://www.leegov.com/waterqualityinfo.