We have been busy studying how the locally preferred project recommendation can impact the local environment, both positively and negatively, and the results are in a Draft Environmental Assessment. Although the formal comment period is closed, we invite you to view the document linked below.

Draft Environmental Assessment (main document)

Phase I Public Outreach Summary

Phase II Public Outreach Summary


Thank you for your participation
in the
Public Hearing on March 19, 2013.

Final documents will be posted on this website at a later date.

On March 29, 2012, the project partners, including members from the Refuge and the City of Sanibel, presented the Refined Draft Project Recommendation to the public for comment.

The recommendation presented at the open house was developed by incorporating public comments collected at previous public workshops (January and April 2011) and online surveys (August and September 2011). Draft recommendation elements that did not have a majority of public support have been eliminated, including all forms of public transit outside the Refuge.

Please click to read letter from the Refuge.