Last Saturday and Sunday crews set up shop in Lynn Hall Park and on Monday the new sand started arriving on Fort Myers Beach. Over the next two weeks 300 trucks of new sand will be delivered from Immokalee, to replace 6000 tons of sand that washed away during Tropical Storm ETA.
The Lee County project will cost $200,000. The money to pay for the sand comes from Lee County’s $4.7 million beach re-nourishment trust fund.
A conveyor belt is set up to deliver the sand from the trucks to the beach to avoid damaging the walkover. Heavy duty machines will then spread the sand out along the beach.