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The project consists of the restoration and maintenance of critically eroded shoreline on the northern portion of Estero Island.  This is a reduction of the federally authorized 4.6-mile project. The reduced project extends from Bowditch Point Regional Park adjacent to Matanzas Pass, to Crescent Beach Family Park.

Along with beach nourishment, a terminal groin was built on the south side of Matanzas Pass. The pass is a federally maintained channel that requires maintenance dredging approximately every three years. The structure will anchor the beach fill and discourage material from infilling the federal channel. It is anticipated that future nourishment will be the primary responsibility of the Town of Fort Myers Beach. Opportunities will be sought for regionalization of future projects.

Project History

Date Completed​Length​Volume​Construction Cost
​December 2011​1.2 miles​402,805​$4 million


This project is cost shared by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Town of Fort Myers Beach.

Download the latest state funding application​ for additional project details.

Download the latest physical monitoring report.

For additional information, contact us via email or phone 239-533-8109.