Blind Pass Beach to be Tilled
Monday Afternoon February 8th
As a requirement of the State Department of Environmental Protection permit for the beach renourishment completed at Blind Pass Beach this past summer, the beach must be tilled by tractor prior to the start of sea turtle nesting season. This work is done to ensure that the beach is not overly compacted and is of the appropriate compression to enable female sea turtles to excavate nest chambers in the beach sand to lay their eggs.
The tractor is scheduled to start work in the late afternoon of Monday, February 8. The work is anticipated to be completed in approximately 4 hours, extending into the early evening.
This work is being done by contractor hired by lee County as part of the Blind Pass Opening Project. The work must be done this time of the year to avoid any interference with shorebird nesting season, which start February 15 and runs until July. It is recommended that on Monday Beachgoers choose a different location for their afternoon and evening beach visits. Both Turner Beach on Captiva and Bowmans Beach on Sanibel will be unaffected by the work and would be good alternatives. We apologize for any inconvenience and your patience is appreciated while this required work is being completed.
Any questions may be directed to the City of Sanibel Natural Resource Department at 239-472-3700 or Lee County Project Manager Robert Neal.