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The Lee County Port Authority Receives the 2019 Florida Airports Council Environmental Award

LCPA was the recipient of the 2019 Florida Airports Council Environmental Award for its RSW Hazardous Wildlife Remediation Project. This award is given annually to a Florida airport that undertakes initiatives having a positive impact on the environment and the
Florida airport system. The RSW project involved reducing the wildlife attractiveness of ponds and drainage systems in and around the RSW runway by dredging and steepening the side slopes of water bodies and clearing heavily wooded areas directly adjacent to
the runway. This effort, which took more than five years and $21 million to complete, has resulted in a 78 percent reduction in wading birds in and around aircraft taking off and landing at RSW. These actions make our airport safer while protecting our environment. READ MORE (LCPA/PAGE FIELD)