You’ll find the Woods & Wetlands team hard at work satisfying the ecosystem needs of a wide array of communities, properties, and sites throughout Southwest Florida.
We’re Back on the Job at Fiddler’s Creek
Fiddler’s Creek is one of Naples’ most prestigious communities, and its grounds and preserve areas reflect the residents’ discerning tastes. We were happy to be recently selected to implement a large wetlands restoration project within the community.
This was a multi-phased assignment that started with the removal of non-native and exotic vegetation. We will be adding new plantings that are not only compliant but compliment the overall appeal and beauty of the property.
Woods & Wetlands has had a long-term relationship with Fiddler’s Creek, and we’re happy to be part of maintaining their ecosystem. With over 25 years of experience, we’re proud of our reputation for doing the job right the first time and on budget. We loved making our mark on one of SWFL’s most prestigious communities.
Making a Difference at Habitat for Humanity’s Whitaker Woods
One of our more fulfilling assignments was our recent project for Habitat for Humanity's new community Whitaker Woods in south Naples. The project included ensuring the overall community met both the developer’s and municipal requirements for compliance as well as esthetic standards. The project involved extensive site clean-up, non-native vegetation removal, preparation, and re-planting.
Because of the nature of the project, cost management was critically important. As is always the case, our reputation for always getting the job done on time and on budget was very much appreciated by our client.
Making our Mark on the Esplanade By The Islands.
Taylor Morrison’s Naples community shared the same needs as many of our other clients – the removal of exotic vegetation and the restoration of their wetlands. These are two of our sweet spots, having provided these services to dozens of communities throughout SWFL. This beautiful community offers single-family homes, twin villas, and coach homes in the growing southeast part of Naples.
Our extensive experience with dozens of communities throughout the county and reputation for getting projects completed on time and budget made us the ideal choice for the developer.
We’re proud to have a hand in the maintenance and beautification of this Naples community.
Enhancing D.R. Horton’s Meadowood Community
D.R. Horton once again reached out to Woods & Wetlands – this time for help with their Meadowood development. We were asked to remove all non-native vegetation from the large preserve area and replant with new native vegetation within the preserve and lake littoral shelves to increase the community's appeal. Attention to detail was critical on this project because the work area was within proximity of the new residences. We are happy to have enhanced this attractive new community.
Clearing the Water Flow in the Orange River.
Clearing waterways to restore proper flow has become one of our specializations. More and more municipalities have been reaching out to us to address issues resulting from storm damage or simple overgrowth that is blocking waterways.
One of the more recent projects was the Orange River in Fort Myers. Our crew cleared downed trees that impeded the water flow to Caloosahatchee River. This project proved once again that no task is too large or complicated for the Woods and Wetlands team.
Woods and Wetlands keeps the water flowing at Hickey’s Creek.
Woods and Wetlands was chosen by South Florida Water Management District in cooperation with Lee County Division of Natural Resources to improve the flow of stormwater within Hickey’s Creek. These waters discharge into the Caloosahatchee River, and proper flow is critically important during hurricane season when water levels are greatly increased. This was achieved by reducing and removing the dead, obstructive, and overhanging vegetation within the creek, which is a popular site for canoers, boaters, and kayakers.
The sheer size of the area to be cleared made this project no small task. Two 10'x40' sectional barges (20k lbs. each) had to be placed in the creek with a crane, connected side by side, and then an excavator was driven onto the 20'x40' total barge surface area. From that position, we used the excavator to lead the removal of the hazardous and exotic vegetation. Additionally, we used our whole-tree chipper to turn over 3,000 cubic yards of wood debris into mulch for disposal off-site.
By completing the project, our crew proved to be more than up to the task, and we had cleared 1.8 miles of the waterway. As a result of our success with Hickey’s Creek, we are now bidding on a similar project nearby. We are genuinely proud to have enhanced this treasured Lee County waterway.
Preserve restoration at Naples Lake Country Club
One of Naples’ most prestigious lakefront communities, Naples Lakes Country Club, has retained Woods & Wetlands to complete an ecosystem restoration project within their expansive preserve areas. Maintaining the Club’s attractive landscape while meeting environmental standards is no small task. That’s why the community’s management reached out to Woods & Wetlands. In addition to ensuring regulatory compliance of the conservation areas, we re-shaped several lake banks; planted littorals; removed bulrush which had become large and unsightly; and trimmed numerous flyovers to restore the clear view of the greens. We have proven experience with many private communities in Southwest Florida, and provide HOAs and homeowners with the expertise, attention to detail, and cost-effectiveness they require.
We’re happy to announce that we’re “hitting the links” at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers once again this year. We’ve been asked to assume regulatory compliance responsibility for the 24 indigenous preserve areas within the golf course and another 25-acre wetland in April 2020. The consistent quality, golf course expertise, and attention to detail provided by our team made us the perfect choice for club management in 2020. They also value the extensive experience W&W has maintaining the ecosystems in courses across southwest Florida. We are truly flattered to be working with Crown Colony Golf and Country Club once again.
What Our Clients Have to Say
Being a lifetime resident of Collier County, I fully understand the difficulty of finding a company that’s even interested in performing ecosystem restoration services, let alone someone who is truly qualified.
Well, my friends, your hunt is over. After an exhaustive search, I contracted with Woods and Wetlands. Not only was their pricing very competitive, but they also provided their services with a high level of surgical expertise and passion. My property looks just beautiful.
I recommend them with great enthusiasm. They work their magic for many property owners, associations, and municipal agencies in Southwest Florida. I promise you will not be disappointed.
I want to compliment your company on a job well done. You were very responsive, and the quality of work is something to be very proud of. Your crew would always stop and see if we ever needed any adjustments or just to see if we were happy with the job you were doing. Thank you for your professionalism.
I am hearing only good things about your crew and wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your company’s efforts. The team has been punctual, hardworking, flexible, and very responsive to our requests. It’s been a pleasure working with a crew as dedicated as yours, and we hope to do more business with Woods & Wetlands in the future.
We have been so pleased with the services provided by Woods & Wetlands at our Lee County project, that we engaged with them for wetlands clean-ups, maintenance, and property enhancement plantings at two of other projects in Broward County. We will certainly consider W&W for future work at any of our projects.
We thank you for your many years of dedicated service and the excellence with which our properties have been treated. You are well-known in SWFL and we appreciate your professional service.
David, I want to thank you and your great crew for the wonderful job they did clearing our property of the non-native vegetation. Thanks again so much. Terrific job!
Your crew is terrific to work with and so very capable.