J.L. Wallace of Fort Myers, Fla., has started construction of Bunche Beach Preserve, a new Lee County park along San Carlos Bay. The preserve will be self-sustaining, with no electric or water utilities needed to maintain it.

The project, which is just over one acre in size and near Bunche Beach, includes site work, storm water retention system, parking area, restroom facilities, fishing piers, kayak launches and boardwalks.

Several “eco-friendly” building strategies will be implemented throughout the project.  The boardwalks and piers will be constructed using recycled wood and plastic. Electricity will be generated from solar power. All of the restrooms will use reclaimed rainwater, and all rain run-offs from the parking area will be captured and managed through a subsurface storm water management system.