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Lee County implements changes to Jug Creek markers to improve safety

By Staff | Mar 1, 2016

Lee County’s Division of Natural Resources Marine Program has installed new channel markers and relocated existing markers and signs on a portion of Jug Creek on Pine Island’s north end. Installation was completed Feb. 29.

The markers, permitted by state and federal agencies, are in the area north of Burgess Bay and west of Four Winds Marina. Consistent with federal requirements, the navigation markers consist of red triangles and green squares indicating the edge of the channel. Informational signs regarding intersections and blind curves are white with an orange border and are designed to remind boaters to be extra cautious in areas where vessel traffic may be less visible.

The new locations improve line-of-sight views for skippers in the channel and are in response to requests from boaters. The markers will also help protect seagrass beds, a vital part of our marine ecosystem, which previously had been damaged near some channel edges.

Source: Lee County