Water-Related News

Lee County Extension Services announces coastal planning workshop

FORT MYERS — UF/IFAS Lee County Extension Services is holding a coastal planning workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at the Fort Myers Beach Public Library, 2755 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, 33937.

Building and landscaping along coastal waters take special considerations. These areas are particularly ecologically sensitive and there are an array of regulations and environmental concerns to be aware of. The workshop is ideal for land managers, ecologists, arborists, builders, landscapers and homeowner association (HOA) representatives.

Topics of discussion will include recommended coastal plants, regulations on seagrape and mangrove trimming and the permitting processes. The workshop includes a catered lunch and will conclude with a walking tour of Lee County Parks & Recreation’s Bowditch Point Park starting at 2 p.m.

Cost: $16 via Eventbrite or $20 at the door.

For information, contact Stephen Brown at 239-533-7513 or email brownsh@leegov.com.

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities, and special events, visit www.leeparks.org, call 239-533-7275 or email leeparks@leegov.com.