Welcome! This page provides a gateway to examine in initiative to improve the East Mulloch Drainage District. It is the storm water system that runs through San Carlos Park in Lee County Florida.
Mulloch Creek Habitat Improvement Initiative
The East Mulloch Drainage District Analysis was commissioned In 2008 by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners and completed by Boyle Engineering . The cost was was over $180,000, nearly three times the annual amout the drainage district collects for maintaince. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the reports and data.
This is a diagram of of San Carlos Park showing where there is septic, sewer and city water.
The areas in green have city sewer and water.
The areas in blue have city water and septic while the areas in red have septic and are on well-water
Sponsors of Program include:
Determining Anthropogenic Sources Of and Concerns about Nutrients in Stormwater Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Fort Myers, FL) Multi-disciplinary Research Proposal funded by FGCU June, 2013
PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:
April 19, 2010 East Mulloch Drainage District board approves allocation of 5-10% of income for Storm water Restoration and Habitat Improvement proposal
Service Learning in San Carlos Park (Colloquium Workshop at FGCU, Feb 24, 2010)
San Carlos Park/East Mulloch Drainage District-Habitat Restoration Project (Estero Bay Watershed Public Symposium September 28, 2009)
Using stable δ15N ratios to help differentiate nitrogen sources within a residential community- another tool for the TMDL toolbox. (2008 Final report for Watershed Council of Southwest Florida)
Chronicle of restoration and maintainance of the phases of the initiative:
Phase 1 update: June, 2012 Look how they've grown!
Compare the fence in the background here and below
Compare the height of the persons since 2011 below!
Brittany Chase vine pulling, April 2011
July 4, 2011 Chelsea spent 3 hours pulling vines, airpotatoes and cutting brazilian pepper.
Sept 18, 2010 Derek Graff sepnt 4 hours removing air potatoes and grasses at the top of the steep incline
Nov 3, 2010 Brandon Neff spent 3 hours removing Brazilian pepper sprouts (about 4 feet long) and air potatoes
Nora Demers spent 4 hours pulling mostly air potatoes
Oct 9, 2009
May 12-16, 2009
|April 21, 2009 Shore SOX Installation|
East Mulloch Drainage District Demonstration Project Civic Engagement opportunities
Phase 2 was completed in September of 2011 (several lots S. of current site.Site was 2 lots long; a diversity of plants were installed with help of Summer 2011 Colloquium class. Maintainance of this parcel should occur Feb 2013.
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