The Town’s emergency berm construction project is continuing to restore sand to the beach that was displaced by Hurricane Ian in September 2022. Learn more about the project at www.fmbgov.com/beach.
Over the next few weeks, the majority of the work on this project will take place in the areas from Margaritaville to Mango Street and mid island to Flamingo Street. Beach accesses in these areas might be inaccessible due to the construction.
Construction will also be taking place in areas around some of the beach accesses that are currently inaccessible due to the placement of large amounts of sand to be leveled. Most of the inaccessible locations are toward the south end of Estero Island.
While this work is occurring, the public is encouraged to use the beach accesses on the north end of Estero Island where construction is not occurring. These are Waistina Way, Times Square, and Lynn Hall Park.
Here are some other important reminders about the beach:
- It’s sea turtle nesting season until October 31. Outdoor lights on properties need to be long wavelength, downward directed, and shielded. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has guidance about wildlife-friendly lights on its website at https://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/lighting/criteria/. Contractors are reminded to turn off their property’s interior lights at night.
- It’s also shorebird nesting season and dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on leashes and out of the critical wildlife area on the south end of the Island.