This park was a natural habitat for the Florida Gopher Tortoise. The habitat setting was on a hilly mound covered in Florida sand with plantings that are natural to Florida and walking paths through the area. During heavy rains, sand was being washed out and the trails were difficult to maneuver. A product was needed that would stabilize the trail but not hinder the activities of the tortoise ability to move around in the habitat. They excavated, laid the product down and brought in Florida shell and fines as fill for the Slopetame2.
50 Estero Blvd, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
160 m2 (1,700 sq ft)
Paul Yacobelli, Parks & Recreation Supervisor, Ft. Myers Beach Facilities. (239) 765-6794 ph, (239) 765-6793 fx, E-Mail - [email protected], Web - www.leeparks.org
Slopetame2, under the trail, prevents erosion.
The Slopetame2 system will not impede the tortoises movement.
Florida shell and fines fill Slopetame2.
Walking paths are perfect applications for Slopetame2.
The sign informing the visitors of the habitat.