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 Category.  The award will be presented at the Annual State Conference being held in Jacksonville, Florida, from September 15, 2009 through September 18, 2009.  The report covers 83,000 acres in southeast Lee County which were designated as the Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource (DR/GR) land use category over 20 years ago.  This is the first comprehensive planning and ecological study conducted since the DR/GR land use category was adopted.

As part of the Dover, Kohl & Partners project team, Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) provided the technical ecological and environmental planning support including the compilation of  historic and current hydropatterns; development of a priority restoration map; evaluation of mine reclamation standards; evaluation of Lee County’s comprehensive plan; evaluation of wetland protection; and compilation of restoration funding sources.  Click on the following report titles to view:

Prospects for Lee County: Planning for the Density Reduction Groundwater Resource Area

DR/GR Ecological Technical Memorandum