Project Profile:

Bowditch Point

Project Summary

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.

Address

50 Estero Blvd, Ft. Myers Beach, FL  33931

Install Size

160 m2 (1,700 sq ft)

Designer

N.A.

Contractor

Paul Yacobelli, Parks & Recreation Supervisor, Ft. Myers Beach Facilities. (239) 765-6794  ph, (239) 765-6793  fx, E-Mail - yacobep@leegov.com, Web - www.leeparks.org

Project Gallery

A Trail Reinforcement System was installed at Bowditch Point, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, using Slopetame2.
Slopetame2, under the trail, prevents erosion.
Soil Stablization was achieved in the Gopher Tortoise Habitat, Bowditch Point, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, using Slopetame2.
The Slopetame2 system will not impede the tortoises movement.
Erosion Control Mats were installed to prevent erosion of trails at Bowditch Point, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, using Slopetame2.
Florida shell and fines fill Slopetame2.
Soil Stablization was achieved on the paths in Gopher Tortoise Habitat, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, using Slopetame2.
Walking paths are perfect applications for Slopetame2.
The paths at the Gopher Tortoise Habitat preserve were stablized using Slopetame2.
The sign informing the visitors of the habitat.