Archives for 2009

Water Management and Wetland Restoration Training Course

Wetland restoration and management is a critical topic today worldwide as clean fresh water becomes an ever increasingly scarce commodity in light of human development and global climate change. The Water Management and Wetland Restoration … [Read more...]

Lee County Board of County Commissioners Forwards DR/GR Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the State for Review

On October 28, 2009, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to transmit the proposed amendment to the Lee County Comprehensive Plan (the Lee Plan) covering 83,000 acres in southeast Lee County to the Florida Department of … [Read more...]

Fire Wise Management at Viera East Community

The communities of Viera East are situated within hundreds of acres of preserved upland and wetland habitats, including preserves for the Florida Scrub Jay and Gopher Tortoise. Over the years, these habitats have become increasingly overgrown with … [Read more...]

Prospects for Southeast Lee County Report Receives Award

APA AWARD: The American Planning Association (APA) Florida Executive Committee has selected the Prospects for Southeast Lee County: Planning for the Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource Area to receive an Award of Merit in the Grassroots Initiative … [Read more...]

Mangrove Restoration Draws Wildlife & Photographers at Estero Beach & Tennis Club on Fort Myers Beach

During the summer of 2008, Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologists, Inc. (KECE) was hired by Estero Beach & Tennis Club Condominium (EBTC) to restore a 300 foot long mangrove fringe area. The project is located in the Town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, … [Read more...]

Corkscrew Regional Wetland Mitigation Bank

The 635 acre Corkscrew Regional Mitigation Bank is owned by South Florida Water Management District and was originally permitted and developed by Mariner Properties Development, Inc. under contract with the District. In 2008, EarthMark Southwest … [Read more...]

Gulfstream Natural Gas Pipeline Environmental Permitting & Mitigation

KECE began working on the Gulfstream Natural Gas System's pipeline project in the spring of 1999, providing support, training, and quality assurance for over 300 miles of habitat mapping, wetland jurisdictional delineations, and listed species … [Read more...]

Lake Wales Forest

The Lake Wales Forest Mitigation and Net Ecosystem Benefit Site (LWF) is a 398.5 acre wetland and upland restoration site located in southern Polk County which represents a portion of the required mitigation resulting from unavoidable impacts … [Read more...]

Manatee Wetland Restoration Project

The Manatee wetland mitigation and net ecosystem benefit (NEB) site is a 200 acre property located west of the city of Parrish in Manatee County, Florida. This property is within the Little Manatee River and Tampa Bay watershed basins and is … [Read more...]

Harbor Key Coastal Ecosystem Management

Harbor Key is located in lower Tampa Bay, Manatee County, Florida and consists of a coastal strand community with a narrow mangrove fringe. The coastal strand was significantly impacted by exotic plants, primarily Brazilian pepper. The site has high … [Read more...]