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Beach Renourishment

Estero Island Restoration Progress Report:     

Most Recent Update from Lee County

For an informative fact sheet and a list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers about Beach Renourishment, please click the links below:

Beach Renourishment FAQ's

Beach Renourishment Facts

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Click below for important links related to Beach Renourishment:

State of Florida Statewide Strategic Beach Management Plan (Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Management):

                  -  Cover and Introduction

                  -  Strategies for Southwest Gulf Coast Region

Critically Eroded Beaches in Florida Report  (Florida Department of Environmental Protection,  Division of Water Resource Management)

ATM Report - Review of Fort Myers Beach Nourishment Project - Summary and Recommendations July 9, 2007

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Click below for links to permits issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the Estero Island Shore Protection Project:

Intent to Issue - This document has detailed information about the entire project (note that the south Estero Fill Area, Reach 2 is no longer part of the project).

Permit drawings (14mb!) - This document shows beach profiles, shoreline, and details of the groyne.

            Beach profile design and equilibrium profiles

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Click the links below to view the vegetation management plan and pictures of beach vegetation for Managed Beach Zones:

Town of Fort Myers Beach Nourishment Vegetation Management Plan (Managed Beach Zones)

Beach vegetation pictures:

Sea oats

Railroad vine

Bitter panicum

Dune sunflower


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The following links are aerial photographs showing the relative location of the current shoreline, easement area, and new shoreline after nourishment, depending on your property location on the island.

The photographs of Estero Island are divided by addresses along the beach (Estero Blvd.).  To view your property, click the links below where your property's address is covered:


2525 Estero Blvd  •  Fort Myers Beach, FL  •  Ph. (239) 765-0202 • Fx. (239) 765-0909
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