Lee County Division of Natural Resources oversees several
programs focused on the protection and management of our natural and water
Addresses area-wide flooding, water quality
concerns and hydrologic restoration of our natural flow-ways. Activities in
this program include Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain technical review, meeting state and
federal surface water quality regulations.
Inspects and responds to complaints involving impacted waters from construction, industry, commerce and residential issues. Enforces the Clean Water Provisions in the Lee County Land Development Code. Conducts state-certified classes and public education on stormwater, erosion control and illicit discharges.
Permitting and inspection of domestic self-supplied water wells. Also includes management of wellfield protection
ordinance and reviewing projects for potential impacts to water supply
waterway management, inlet management, beach renourishment, artificial reef
deployment, derelict vessel removal and habitat restoration activities.
NELAC-certified water and soil chemistry lab providing service to Lee
County Utilities and the general public. Also has a major ambient water quality
monitoring program of the County’s numerous tidal water bodies and freshwater
creeks and streams.
Educates businesses about the proper disposal of hazardous waste. Environmental
Crimes Unit assists the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in documenting and monitoring
authority from the state of Florida for the inspection of underground fuel tanks.