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Tree removal project to begin at Causeway Island Park

By Staff | Dec 13, 2017

Motorists and park patrons may notice tree removal beginning today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, along the Sanibel Causeway between Punta Rassa and Sanibel Island. A contractor for Lee County Parks & Recreation will remove hazardous Australian pines to repair damage from Hurricane Irma and other recent storms.

The work will happen on causeway Island B, 19931 Sanibel Causeway Road; completion is expected Dec. 22, depending on weather. Portions of Island B will be closed for the safety of park patrons. No lane closures or other impact is anticipated for motorists crossing the causeway.

Work will include removing trees that have the majority of their roots exposed and are unstable due to erosion. Replacement trees and vegetation are planned as part of a Sanibel Causeway Shoreline Stabilization project, which is currently in the design phase and is expected to begin in 2019.

Lee County Parks & Recreation’s Causeway Island Park comprises about 10 acres and consists of two spoil islands built and used to link the mainland to Sanibel Island. Island A has parking only. Island B offers restrooms, drinking fountains and a Gulf-side picnic tables.

For more information about the Causeway Island Park or other beaches, visit www.leeparks.org or call 239-533-7275.

Source: Lee County