Fort Myers could have a new green space for residents to enjoy or a new storm water detention feature – options that 550 people will be asked to choose from in a survey to help the city decide the next incarnation of its former South Street landfill.
Spanning close to four acres in a residential neighborhood, the site that contained toxic lime sludge was recently cleared and excavated after 56 years, sparked by reports in The News-Press.
A group of committee members and residents was sufficiently concerned to ask Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani, a local ecologist, to help them understand the issues.
Cassani’s non-profit protects Southwest Florida waters, from the Caloosahatchee River to Lake Okeechobee.
From there, they took their concerns to a Thursday night ward meeting with the councilman responsible for the area, Johnny Streets.