Water Resources Ecosystem Institute (WREI) launch in Shanghai on Earth Day

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On Apr 22nd, 2016, which is the 47th Earth Day, DeTao Water Resource Ecosystem Institute (“WREI” for short) is officially launched at DeTao CCIC building in Shanghai. Prof. Kevin Erwin, DeTao Master of Ecological Restoration and the first initiator o … [Read more...]

Viera East Prescribed Burn

A 25-acre swath was set on fire today in the Viera East area/ Tim Shortt, FLORIDA T

The Florida Division of Forestry conducted a controlled burn today south of Rockledge to protect homes from potential wildfires. A 25-acre swath was set on fire today in the Viera East area, south of Barnes Boulevard and east of Murrell Road, but … [Read more...]

United Nations Recognizes Gulfstream Ecosystem Restoration

Gulfstream Natural Gas System's 400-acre Lake Wales Forest Restoration project is one of 30 successful environmental initiatives recently featured in a report released globally by the United Nations Environment Programme read more … [Read more...]

County Recognized with Environmental Award

Lee County's ongoing effort to deal with wildly conflicting land uses in the southeast part of the county has drawn the attention of 1000 Friends of Florida.The private not-for-profit planning group recognized the county effort with a Community … [Read more...]

Restored Lands Achieve State Success Criteria

In December 2010, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection confirmed that both Manatee and Lake Wales Forest Mitigation and Net Ecosystem Benefit sites have reached the habitat restoration, creation, and enhancement success criteria … [Read more...]

Little Pine Island Prescribed Fires

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The Little Pine Island Mitigation Bank is a 4,670± acre wetland restoration project by Mariner Properties Development, Inc. and Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) in conjunction with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. … [Read more...]

Lee County Board of County Commissioners Forwards DR/GR Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the State for Review

On October 28, 2009, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to transmit the proposed amendment to the Lee County Comprehensive Plan (the Lee Plan) covering 83,000 acres in southeast Lee County to the Florida Department of … [Read more...]

Prospects for Southeast Lee County Report Receives Award

APA AWARD: The American Planning Association (APA) Florida Executive Committee has selected the Prospects for Southeast Lee County: Planning for the Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource Area to receive an Award of Merit in the Grassroots Initiative … [Read more...]

Mangrove Restoration Draws Wildlife & Photographers at Estero Beach & Tennis Club on Fort Myers Beach

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During the summer of 2008, Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologists, Inc. (KECE) was hired by Estero Beach & Tennis Club Condominium (EBTC) to restore a 300 foot long mangrove fringe area. The project is located in the Town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, … [Read more...]