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Coastal construction/restoration in Charlotte County must conform to Sea Turtle Lighting Zones rules

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2022) — The Charlotte County Parks and Natural Resources Division reminds barrier island homeowners, businesses, and contractors within the Coastal Sea Turtle Lighting Zone that any new builds, remodels, repairs, or replacements of exterior lighting fixtures, windows, and glass doors must meet Charlotte County Code Article XII Sea Turtle Protection Ordinance Section 3-5 and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Sea Turtle Lighting Guidelines.

All exterior light fixtures visible from the beach must be well shielded, full cut-off, downward directed type fixtures with approved bulbs. All windows and doors visible from the beach must meet the window tint requirement.

For more information on Coastal Construction and Shoreline Protection in Charlotte County visit www.tinyurl.com/coastalconstruction. For information on FWC’s Sea Turtle Program visit www.myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/sea-turtle/

For information, contact Susie Derheimer or Alexandria Grant with Charlotte County Parks and Natural Resources at 941-613-3220

For Hurricane Ian information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday at 941-833-4000 or 941-743-1320.

Follow Charlotte County Emergency Management’s recovery information at www.charlottecountyfl.gov/em, www.facebook.com/oemcharlottecounty, and www.twitter.com/ccoem.