ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

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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