CERP Project:
Lakes Park Restoration

The purpose of this feature is to enhance surface water runoff quality by creating a meandering flowway with shallow littoral zones to enhance pollution removal and oxygen content, removing aquatic and upland exotic infestation while allowing public access into upland areas of improved native habitat. The restoration will provide immediate habitat and water quality benefits at Lakes Park and improve downstream conditions in Hendry County and the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. The project adheres to the original concept described in the Restudy. In addition, water quality is being impacted by the growing number of birds using the area as a rookery.

The project includes the construction of a 40-acre marsh/flow way in an abandoned rock mine, removal of exotic vegetation, and planting native vegetation on 11 acres of uplands and 9 acres of littoral zone. This feature is located in the Lee County Lakes Regional Park, upstream of Estero Bay.

Project Details:

Project Sponsor:

Lee County

Project Schedule:

For scheduling information regarding this project, please see the Master Implementation Sequencing Plan (MISP).

Project Phase:

Project Implementation Report (PIR) Phase

Design Agreement:

17 January 2003

CERP Component Designation:

Other Project Element

Project Cooperation Agreement:



WRDA 2000 (Programmatic Authority)


Project Contacts:

Michael Collis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Anura Karuna-Muni
South Florida Water Management District

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