Here are a number of grants, reports and presentations for this initiative.
In 2014, the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program and Lee County Parks partnered to replace the sign about the planting at the Karl J Drews House that was one of the kick-off events for this project (2007) . Sign replacement Final Report 2014.
Determining Anthropogenic Sources of and Concerns about nutrients in stormwater systems: An interdisciplinary approach Fort Myers, FL. is a $25K award from Florida Gulf Coast University for the project. It is a multidisciplinary project with 7 different PhD’, s myself at PI, a GIS expert, A limnologist, hydrodynamic modeler, a wastewater engineer, psychologist and a Sociologist, as well as a group of undergraduate students awarded in 2013. The 4 pages of text of the proposal starts on page 6. There are 2 page abbreviated CV’s for each of the PI’s following that.
This power point presentation Service Learning in San Carlos Park tells about the project from the perspective of engaging FGCU students in service-learning requirements at FGCU (Colloquium Workshop at FGCU, Feb 24, 2010). It gives an overview of the project until 2010.
In April of 2010, the East Mulloch Drainage District board approved allocation of 5-10% of income for Storm water Restoration and Habitat Improvement proposal
This powerpoint presentation San Carlos Park/East Mulloch Drainage District-Habitat Restoration Project was presented at the Estero Bay Watershed Public Symposium September 28, 2009)
Shoreline Stabilization and Habitat Enhancement in the Mulloch Creek Basin (2009 CHNEP report) This is a 2009 report provided to the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. They provided funds to help implement the first phase of the restoration project. Check out the restoration tab for more information.
In 2007 I approached Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah to follow up on my efforts to restore the district. The result was a ‘blue sheet’ contract proposal to find out what it would take to bring the district up to a level that the county would be willing to take it over. The coffers were pretty full then, and the County Commissioners voted as a consent agenda item to contract for the report.
The East Mulloch Facilities Analysis Report, released in 2008 cost $180,000 dollars, nearly three times the annual income for the East Mulloch Drainage District. The appendices and other files can be found at this Lee County DNR site (scroll to the bottom of the page for zip files you can download).
Watershed Council Stable Nitrogen isotope research final report. This the final report for a $3000 grant earned in 2008 from the Southwest Florida Watershed Council. It provides scientific information on data collected to determine the source of nitrogen in the waters and sediments using stable nitrogen isotopes. The higher the number, the ‘higher’ on the food chain is the source of the nitrogen. The stable N for nitrogen from the air is zero, while that from human waste is nearer 22.
Mullock Creek Basin Restoration Homeowner Yards This brief report was about a fun project where we installed native plants and a butterfly garden at the Drew House in 2008. Nearly 40 households took classes at the Drew House to learn about Florida Friendly practices. Those who completed the lessons got a certificate for native plants for their yards. The Drew House landscaping has been an ongoing project since 2005. WGCU radio did a story on the project.
Here is the SCP FFY grant proposal 2007 grant awarded in 2007. It was a grant passed through the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program with several national and local partners.