Water-Related News

Cape Coral committee to review potential Conservation 20/20 site

Land just north of Four Mile Cove in southeast Cape Coral that was submitted to the Conservation Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee for review as part of Conservation 20/20 will be up for discussion Thursday night [Dec. 12th] at CLASAC's monthly meeting.

The land was submitted for purchase last month by site owner Ripple Lake, LLC, and assessed by the committee -- which gave the 193.87 acres of land a score of 47 out of 100 possible points.

Joseph Cruz, a Cape Coral resident and letter writer to the county on why they should purchase the land, was underwhelmed with the score given to the land by the committee.

"We definitely were not pleased with the scoring," Cruz said. "There are questions that came up when we reviewed their scores. We want to know why and get clarification."

The Conservation 20/20 Acquisition Review Criteria is broken down into four categories: size and location, habitat for plants and animals, significant for water resources and recreation/land manageability.