Your New Sand Starts Arriving Today

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Starting Monday, the Town of Fort Myers Beach will begin preparing for the emergency berm project by stockpiling sand on the property of the Wyndham Garden Inn at 6890 Estero Boulevard. 100 to 200 trucks will deliver sand every day.

The sand will be trucked onto the island from the Stewart Mine in Immokalee and stockpiled at the Wyndham until construction can begin. Residents and visitors should be aware of changing traffic conditions around the Wyndham on the south end of the island.

This project is designed to add elevation to the beach areas impacted by Hurricane Ian.

The emergency berm project had previously been scheduled to begin in early March. However, delays in approvals from FEMA and consulting agencies have pushed the project timeline into the critical nesting season for turtles and shorebirds.

The town announced that to make sure the project does not impact nesting turtles and shorebirds as well as the environment in general, “the Town is committed to continuing to stay in close consultation with Turtle Time, FWC shorebird biologists, and the Audubon Society.