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The first organized beach nourishment activity in Lee County occurred on Captiva Island under the direction of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD). The scope of work expanded over time to include Northern Sanibel.

Project History

Date Completed​Length​Volume
October 1981​1.2 miles​655,000
​April 1989​4.7 miles​1,596,000
​May 1996​6.0 miles​1,180,000
​January 2006​6.4 miles​1,352,931
​April 2008​0.6 miles​99,000
​December 2013​6.0 miles​864,192

Projects are managed by CEPD. During some years, this project was cost shared through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Lee County bed taxes pay for a portion of the work.

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For additional information, call CEPD at 239-472-2472 or visit the CEPD website.