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Crescent Beach gets $200,000 for renourishment

October 25, 2017
Jessica Salmond - News Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Lee County Commissioners voted Oct. 17 to approve an emergency renourishment for Crescent Beach.

After Hurricane Irma, much of the sand near the Fort Myers Beach Pier and Crescent Beach Park was washed away.

The renourishment will cost $200,000 and is not budgeted in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, but will be paid for by funding from the Tourist Development Council trust fund for beach renourishment.

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Jesse Lavender, Director of Parks and Recreation at the county, said project was necessary to be sure the seawall at his location does not sustain damage from exposure to the Gulf waters. Lavender said the wall had not yet been damaged. The loss of sand could result in damage and that the cost to fix the seawall would be $750,000 or more, so a small renourishment was the better option. The request was approved unanimously.



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