Work to resume on May 6, 2024

Upcoming work to include:

  • Preparation for Survey (Mowing)
  • Survey
  • Canal 4 (Starting at the intersection of Lee Rd. and Alico Rd. going south along Lee Rd.)

The San Carlos Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project is a flood mitigation project in portions of San Carlos Park which will restore drainage in canals and in roadside swales through maintenance efforts that include the clearing of the Right of Ways (ROW) and Easements. This work initially started on December 10, 2021 and continued until July 26, 2022. The work was paused during the height of rainy season and was set to resume in October 2022. Unfortunately, the contract had to be canceled due to regional impacts from the unexpected landfall of Hurricane Ian on September 28, 2022.

The damages that resulted from Ian were immediately assessed but had to be addressed separately due to CDBG requirement constraints. A separate United States Department of Agricultural Natural Resources Conservation Services (USDA NRCS) grant was awarded to Lee County to conduct the Ian-related work, which was completed between June 26, 2023 and September 18, 2023.

With the completion of the Ian-Related work, the Hurricane Irma CDBG project will resume.  The project was advertised for bid in November 2023 and January 2024.  Lee County Board of County Commissioners awarded the contract to the Aquatic Control Group in April 2024.  Work is anticipated to run from May 2024 thru July 2024.

San Carlos Park was hit particularly hard by flooding in 2017 when heavy August rains were followed by Hurricane Irma in September. The need for flood mitigation measures led the Board of County Commissioners to pursue a community development grant in 2019 that would assist with the cost of these efforts.

In June 2020, the Board accepted a $7.1 million Community Development Block Grant from the State of Florida for repairs to the drainage infrastructure and sidewalks. The Board awarded contracts for the work in August 2021.

To search if your home will be affected by this project and to track the progress of the ongoing project use the interactive map below

Work Area

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What to do if work is planned by your property

All obstructions in the easements, both along and in canals and along roadside swales will need to be removed prior to the work. Property owners should remove items they wish to keep.

Items that need to be removed include, but are not limited, to:

  • Fences
  • Hedges
  • Sheds
  • Ornamental plants
  • Fruit trees
  • Pet burial sites
  • Self-installed irrigation pumps
  • Bridges
  • Docks

Latest project updates

December 18, 2023
EMWCD CDBG‐Funded Project ‐ San Carlos Park Canals ROW / Easement Encroachments Project Activity to Resume
​December 18, 2023
​Proyecto del EMWCD financiado por una subvención de CDBG – Canales de San Carlos Park Obstrucciones al derecho de paso o la servidumbre de acceso
January 20, 2022
Natural Resources and Department of Transportation remind San Carlos Park residents of flood mitigation project
​August 27, 2021
​Letter to affected property owners [Español]
​August 3, 2021
​Lee County Commissioners award contracts for flood-mitigation projects
January 31, 2020
Lee County to receive $7.1 million grant for flood-mitigation projects

Contact us

Call (239) 533-9400 or email with any questions