Grant awarded to help sea turtles nesting on Fort Myers Beach

Writer: Paul Dolan
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Sea turtle nest. CREDIT: WINK News

In response to hurricane damages impacting sea turtles on Fort Myers Beach, a grant worth millions of dollars was awarded from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

According to FDEM, a portion of a grant worth $7,766,387 will go toward sea turtle lights on Fort Myers Beach and be awarded to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners.

The Lee County BOCC also receives a 0% loan worth $100 million to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency Project Worksheets listed below.

  • Boca Grande Community Park Repairs
  • Bonita Beach Terminal Groin repair
  • Countywide Commercial Property Debris Removal
  • Countywide Debris Removal: day 1-30
  • Countywide Debris Removal: day 31-75
  • Countywide Debris Removal: after day 75
  • Countywide Lift Station
  • Countywide Waterway Debris Removal Day 1-75
  • Kelly Road Soccer Complex
  • LeeTran Beach Park
  • Loo County Sports Complex Stadium lighting
  • Matanzas Pass Preserve Repairs
  • Park and Athletic Field Lighting Countywide
  • Sanibel Toll Plaza
  • Sediment Debris Removal Day 1-75
  • Utilities – Countywide Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Waste to Energy Facility – Ash House repairs
  • Water Reclamation Facility

The grants were approved for the Hurricane Ian and Nicole Repair and Recovery Funding appropriated by the 2023 General Appropriations Act.

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