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FDEP grant accepted to help water quality in North Fort Myers

Posted: 1:45 PM, Jan 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-21 13:45:46-05
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LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- In an effort to Protect Paradise, Lee County commissioners have accepted a state grant to improve water quality in North Fort Myers.

The $774,000 grant is from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

It'll help with the construction of a project for the Powell Creek Bypass Canal and a 10.5-acre site southwest of Old Bridge Road, near the Caloosahatchee River.

The project will divert water through a detention area and to remove nutrients before the water flows into the Caloosahatchee River.