ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

florida panther, local wildlife, DCI2018-10023

Protect Our Environment: Speak Out Against DCI2018-10023

Lee County is currently considering a request to rezone over 112 acres of land from Agricultural (AG-2) to Community Facilities Planned Development (CFPD). The proposed zoning change (case # DCI2018-10023) would allow for the construction of a Solid Waste Transfer Station on protected lands. Moreover, the Green Meadow Road property is located in the DR/GR…

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limerock mining, mining, mining deregulation

Shameful Charade: Lee County Approves Mining Deregulation

On Wednesday, June 19, the Lee County Commissioners voted in favor of mining deregulation and amending the comprehensive plan to allow mining anywhere in Lee County. Women For a Better Lee released the following email discussing the events of the zoning hearing and how our County Commissioners continue to ignore public input and serve special…

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wetlands, florida wetlands, wetlands preservation

Paving Paradise: Lee County’s Wetland Development Program

The Lee County Commissioners have proposed an amendment to the County’s land use plan that will allow commercial and industrial development in areas that were once environmentally-protected wetlands. As protectors of our local wildlife and strong believers in environmental conservation and sustainable development, Lee Future is fighting against proposals such as these. Below, Florida Weekly…

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mining deregulation, mining, limerock mining

Our Last Chance to Dig in Against Proposed Mining Deregulation

We need you to help us show the County Commissioners thatwe will not be discouraged by their past unwillingness to listento the strong arguments against their pending action.   Please join us for this final opportunityto fight back against mining deregulation:County Commission MeetingWednesday, June 19 at 9:30amOld Lee County Courthouse, Downtown Fort Myers Mining is…

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Who Will Benefit from the County’s Wetlands Proposal?

When will it end? This is the question concerned Lee County citizens are asking after the Board of County Commissioners’ May 22nd endorsement of a land use change that would allow commercial and industrial buildings to build in areas that have historically been environmentally protected wetlands. “What’s so disturbing about this change to the Lee…

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A Brief History of the Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource Area

What’s in a name? In the case of the DR/GR, plenty – because what it’s called is what it does. The DR/GR – or Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource – area is comprised of 83,000 acres of southeast Lee County, created in 1990 to lower the County’s potential population (DR) and protect shallow aquifers in the area…

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