Landowners adjacent to Bonita Estero Rail Trail project entitled to potential compensation


The Bonita Estero Rail Trail project could transform a 12-mile portion of the Seminole Gulf Railway into a recreational biking trail spanning from northern Collier County to Alico Road in Lee County.

Friends of the Bonita Estero Rail Trail in partnership with nonprofit Trust for Public Land continue to push for the project with it gaining traction in recent weeks.

While local cyclists have been advocating for the project, it also caught the attention of St. Louis-based law firm Lewis Rice. It prompted two of the firm’s attorneys to host public information meetings in Estero for landowners who own land adjacent to the former railroad right-of-way.

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