Lee County warns boaters about speed zone changes
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Lee County Division of Natural Resources would like to alert area boaters to the seasonal change in several speed zones in Lee County occurring today. Several areas throughout the county, including Estero Bay and St. James City, will experience changes in the posted speed zones. These changes can be a reduction in speed or an increase in speed.
Boaters are encouraged to take note of speed zone signage to assist them in adhering to the changes in the zones. All changes in the zones are reflected in the Lee County Boater’s Guide.
Additionally, Lee County Division of Natural Resources would like to alert area boaters to the high numbers of manatees currently in Lee County. Recent surveys have found large numbers of manatees throughout Lee County waters. Boaters are encouraged to follow all speed zone regulations, wear polarized sunglasses, avoid sea grass beds and remain alert when boating.
If the public spots a struggling, beached or injured manatee, they are urged not to try and assist the animal but to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hotline at (888) 404-FWCC (3922).
Source: Lee County Division of Natural Resources