Water-Related News

LA-MSID picks up stormwater project award

The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District was recently honored with the Florida Stormwater Association’s (FSA) Program of the Year award.

FSA presents the Excellence Award each year to public sector member organizations who have demonstrated a high level of distinction in stormwater programs and/or projects.

Award nominations categories include:

  • Program Excellence – Sustained demonstration of excellence in a stormwater department or division.
  • Project Excellence – Successful implementation or outstanding innovations by a public entity in areas including stormwater management projects, permit compliance, intergovernmental coordination, water quality improvement and public education.

“We were honored to receive the Florida Storm Water Association’s Program of the Year. Given the COVID-19 shut-downs, at the time, we were presented with the award via a Zoom ceremony,” LA-MSID District Manager David Lindsay said.

LA-MSID continues to grow its stormwater project portfolio with the continuation of its West Marsh project – now in phase III. Once finished, the preserve will add another 200 acres to Harns Marsh.

“We are currently in phase III of the West Marsh, a $3-million project, which includes the building of concrete structures and weirs, which should be finished before Christmas. Once complete, they will begin planting native trees, plants and foliage, which includes 10,000 trees and 130,000 water plants,” Lindsay said. “This week we are also getting ready to set the walk bridge across the Orange River. This will provide an unobstructed walk through the North, South and West Marsh.”

LAMSID is also working with Lee County to design the GS-10 project in Lehigh Acres.