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Andrea Stetson, Correspondent

Without the sand dunes and vegetation, there’s nothing to stop the water from coming up higher on the beach during storms. Here on Bonita Beach, the water got here right as much as the car parking zone.

Andrea Stetson, Correspondent

Because the recent storm blew onshore, the water got here across the complete beach and right as much as the homes. Before Hurricane Ian washed away the sand dunes and dune vegetation, the water was stopped before getting this far.

Andrea Stetson, Correspondent

Because the recent storm blew onshore, the water got here across the complete beach and right as much as the homes. Before Hurricane Ian washed away the sand dunes and dune vegetation, the water was stopped before getting this far.

Andrea Stetson, Correspondent

This turtle nest was laid high enough up on a home-owner’s property so it was not washed away. The one next to it had been laid above the high tide line, but not far enough up to maintain it protected during storms, so volunteers from Turtle Time relocated it to the next spot further back on the beach after finding the eggs within the water and rolling on the beach during a recent storm.

Andrea Stetson, Correspondent

Without the sand dunes and vegetation, there’s nothing to stop the water from coming up higher on the beach during storms. Here on Bonita Beach, the water got here right as much as the car parking zone.

Andrea Stetson, Correspondent

Reann Hanley and Paula Diamante, of Turtle Time, mark the primary nest laid on Bonita Beach. But this nest was laid much too near the water, so volunteers later moved the nest further back on the beach. That saved the nest because three days later, a storm sent the Gulf right over the nest.

Andrea Stetson, Correspondent

Chad Washburn, vice chairman of conservation for Naples Botanical Gardens, studies vegetation on sand dunes at Delnor-Wiggins State Park.

Photo from the Naples Botanical Gardens © 2023 www.naplesnews.com. All rights reserved.

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