Water-Related News

Lee Commissioners approve management plan for GS-10 Preserve

FORT MYERS – The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a land management plan for the GS-10 Preserve in East Lee County that includes a water management and restoration project by the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (LAMSID).

The Board approved the purchase of the 624-acre GS-10 Preserve in April 2019 through the Conservation 20/20 program. The Board and LAMSID entered into memorandum of understanding to partner on the management of the land.

The land management plan provides a general overview to construct a filter marsh to provide flood mitigation, TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) credits for improving surface water quality, and to provide for nature-based recreation.

There are currently 31,060 acres within 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.