UPDATE: President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Monday that will protect more than 17,000 acres of land in Collier County. The property is now part of the Coast Barrier Resources System and will act as a storm buffer. The measure by Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Bonita Springs, affects pieces of Marco Island Keewaydin Island and Cape Romano. The law removes federal financial assistance, like flood insurance, which is meant to discourage development in that area known for flooding and hazardous winds. Anyone who chooses to develop and live there will be solely responsible for damages to their property.