Ten Months After Hurricane Ian: Lessons in Creating Resilient Landscapes

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Southwest Florida’s landscape design is evolving in response to the lessons learned from Hurricane Ian. Priority is given to native plants, improved drainage systems, and wind-resistant strategies to create resilient landscapes that can withstand extreme weather events. Regular maintenance, permeable paving materials, and backup power generators are also being adopted to enhance safety and sustainability. Collaboration between different stakeholders is crucial in implementing these changes and creating a more resilient environment.