Karl Schneider Naples Daily News Published 6:00 AM EST Feb 26, 2019 The beach on Marco Island is getting an upgrade, actually a regrade. Heavy construction equipment will be moving more than 100,000 cubic yards of sand from the shoreline up to the dunes. The project extends about a mile between Sand Dollar Island south to the Madeira Beach public access point. The $1.2 million project began earlier this month and is expected to be completed by mid-April, according to a news release from Collier County. The time frame of the project is scheduled around the nesting season of sea turtles. The project will “reduce public health concerns resulting from residual/unsightly algae growth due to ponding water,” the release says. More: FWC announces sea turtle nesting totals for 2018 Once completed, the beach’s “positive drainage” will be improved, providing, as the release says, “a more suitable sea turtle nesting habitat.” Ponding occurs during rains and higher tides, said Ruth McCann, executive director of the Marco Island Civic Association. “There are a couple of benefits with doing the project,” McCann said. “There was a low spot on the beach, from the north end down to the J.W. Marriott. The project will fill in… Read full this story
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