Thousands of homebuyers flock to Southwest Florida every year looking for family homes, retirement properties, condos and second homes. So it’s good to know that Lee County are doing their upmost to maintain and improve the natural environments that make this area so popular. This week will see the start of a major regeneration taking place at a number of beaches in Bonita Springs. Lee County Natural Resources, working with additional funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Bonita Springs, are starting to regenerate both Bonita Beach and Lover’s Key.
Heavy equipment will start to move onto Bonita Beach this Wednesday, June 25, to begin work that will last for about five weeks. The work involves adding stability to the beaches by adding sand from two permitted borrow areas adjacent to Big Carlos Pass. The plans to stabilize the beach came about after June 2012 when tropical storm Debby caused extensive damage.
Three weeks of high tides and storm surges had a detrimental effect on the shoreline, dunes and high beach area. The Bonita Beach Project consists of adding sand to 0.8 miles of Bonita Beach and 1.1 miles of Lover’s Key beach, using approximately 401,000 cubic yards of sand. Work is expected to commence at Lover’s Key on August 1st, with the work intended to be completed in late September. During the Bonita Beach Project two dredgers will be working simultaneously from both ends of the beach towards the middle, causing a portion of Little Hickory Beach Park to close for three weeks.
Beach access to Bonita Beach and Lover’s Key will still be available during the project for all other areas apart from a 500-foot zone where the sand will be being actively placed. As always in this environmentally aware area, special Turtle Monitors will move nests that are placed in the path of the beach equipment, making sure that the breeding habits of the Turtles is as little affected as possible.
The Bonita Beach regeneration is good news for residents and visitors, as the beach is a vital part of the Bonita Springs lifestyle. One of the many advantages of buying a home here is that you can enjoy the beach all year round, for relaxation, sunbathing, shell collecting, wildlife spotting or jet skiing, snorkeling or swimming. Many people decide to buy a Southwest Florida property as a second home, so they can come and enjoy the sunshine and beach lifestyle when they want to. Joining a community like Olde Cypress Golf and Country Club will not only put you in the heart of the Bonita Springs and Naples area, but will offer you a lifestyle second to none when it comes to leisure, pleasure and relaxation.
Choose from single family, villas or coach homes, and enjoy the amenities at Olde Cypress. These include an 18-hole golf course designed by P B Dye that winds through the naturally beautiful Floridian landscape, or get your body ready for the beach at the excellent fitness center. The possibilities are endless, so visit this beautiful area soon.