Water-Related News

Lee County approves purchase of 14 acres along Caloosahatchee River

FORT MYERS – The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve the purchase of 14 acres of riverfront land in Olga for Conservation 20/20.

The property is located adjacent to Olga Shores Preserve to the west and south, the Caloosahatchee River to the north and Linwood Avenue to the east.

The parcel is one of the few remaining undeveloped Caloosahatchee riverfront tracts of land with dense oak hammocks and pristine vegetation. The Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee (CLASAC) voted unanimously to forward this purchase agreement for Board consideration to approve.

The purchase price is $1,075,000, plus closing costs.

In other action Tuesday, the Board voted to authorize staff to pursue the purchase of an additional five parcels, totaling more than 200 acres, for Conservation 20/20. Any proposed purchase of those parcels will be brought back before the board for consideration.

There are currently 30,225 acres within the Conservation 20/20, Lee County’s land acquisition and management program. Conservation lands help the county protect drinking water, enhance water quality, provide nature-based recreational opportunities, protect areas from flooding and provide wildlife habitat.

For more information, visit www.Conservation2020.org