Pictorial of Big Hickory Island and the Pelican Landing Beach Park 1944 to 2011

Re: Tom’s post regarding Mother Nature and our “island” Beach Park.  Click on the following to see photos from the Lee County 2012 Big Hickory Island Preserve Land Stewardship Plan Draft.  Mother Nature has made dramatic changes to this area and, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words (this is a slide-show with 7 aerial photos that date from 1944 thru 2011).   Since that time, there have been further changes with sand accreting westward on the northern tip of the Big Hickory Island where our beach park is located.   See for yourself …

(click on the forward arrow)         

The source of these photos, should you wish to to read the draft of a Lee County report, can be found at the following web address:  http://www.conservation2020.org/pages/lspreservedetails.aspx?lspreserveID=0

I hope the information provided is helpful.  Anne Cramer