Little Pine Island Wetland Mitigation Bank

Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) was instrumental in the design and permitting of the Little Pine Island Mitigation Bank, one of the first mitigation banks in the State of Florida permitted and endorsed by state and local agencies … [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...]

Corkscrew Regional Wetland Mitigation Bank

An aerial view of the site (looking NW). Restoration has just commenced in Cell 5 (dark soil). Spring 2005.

The 635 acre Corkscrew Regional Mitigation Bank is owned by South Florida Water Management District and was originally permitted and developed by Mariner Properties Development, Inc. under contract with the District. In 2008, EarthMark Southwest … [Read more...]

Little Pine Island Marks 10 Years of Wetland Restoration

By Carla Kappmeyer-Sherwin, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council member A major milestone in exotic removal, the 10th anniversary marking the restoration of Little Pine Island, occurred on March 24, 2007. Residents of Pine Island and other … [Read more...]

Ex-farmers ply trade in reverse

by Laura Ruane Former potato grower Robert E. McMahon Jr. calls his new line of work "reverse farming." Kevin Erwin, a Fort Myers-based ecological consultant, calls it habitat restoration and preservation. McMahon, McMahon's son and two … [Read more...]