$1.5 million restoration project approved for Naples Bay


NAPLES, Fla. – Naples city council voted on Tuesday to spend $1.5 million to dredge 900 tons of sediment from the cove in order to restore Naples Bay.

Environmentalist said decades of sediment is filling the bay near North 9th Street.

Project efforts include a grit-removal system upstream to keep the debris from reaching the cove and the creation of a living shoreline to reduce nutrients into the bay.

The city is applying to get matching grants for the project.

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