Water-Related News

Bonita Springs and Lee County apply for waterway law enforcement funding

City Council approved the submittal of a Lee County Natural Resources Division/WCIND Waterway Development Program Proposal Form for Sub-grantees in the amount of $40,000.00. The grant provides matching funds to continue marine law enforcement activities along the Imperial River and in Estero Bay. The funding amount requested was $40,000.00 to accommodate the hourly rate in boat fuel and maintenance.

The West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) has approved the requested grant in the amount of $40,000.00 for support of the marine unit of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to provide on-water patrol. The patrol unit will continue to primarily patrol waters in the Imperial River and Estero Bay. The City’s proposed FY20-21 budget will provide the matching funds required by the grant for $40,000.00