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Rare endangered sea turtle tagged on Sanibel

May 22, 2020 After laying several nests earlier in the season, a team of biologists has encountered and tagged a rare leatherback sea turtle that is nesting along Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Status update from city of Sanibel

May 22, 2020 The city of Sanibel provided the following status update as today, May 22. more »»

On-island sea turtle volunteers back on daily patrols

May 21, 2020 About 80 of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's highly devoted sea turtle program volunteers are back on daily rotation to patrol the island beaches as of May 19. more »»

Plover chicks documented on beaches as least tern nest returns

May 21, 2020 The week of May 13-19 marked the May count window for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida Shorebird Survey. more »»

F.I.S.H. offering summer scholarships for youth

May 21, 2020 As Florida begins its multi-phase reopening, many F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva clients are struggling to find balance between work and childcare. more »»

Mayor issues proclamation, adjusts restrictions

May 20, 2020 On May 19, the city of Sanibel reported that Mayor Kevin Ruane extended the declared state of emergency — originally declared in response to COVID-19 — until May 26, unless further extended. more »»

Captiva library providing pick for held materials

May 20, 2020 The Captiva Memorial Library is now offering curbside pickup for materials placed on hold. As of May 9, patrons are able to pick up on-hold materials at all of the Lee County Library System branches. more »»

Nature Near You highlights the properties of water

May 20, 2020 The seventh week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School's e-newsletter, featured a topic that is vital to all of us — water. Through emails delivered at 9 a.m. more »»

Leatherback encountered for first time on Sanibel

May 20, 2020 For the first time in the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's history, a nesting leatherback was encountered during the nighttime surveys just after midnight on May 1. more »»

SCCF officials: Help protect nesting shorebirds

May 20, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht is asking that the public please help spread the word on how to safely share the shore with nesting shorebirds. more »»

Healthy Lee launches Kids with Compassion initiative

May 20, 2020 Healthy Lee invites the Southwest Florida community to participate in Kids with Compassion, encouraging local children to create compassionate artwork and cards to send virtually to area seniors in... more »»

Sanibel Sea School offering virtual camps in June

May 20, 2020 Starting June 1, the Sanibel Sea School will offer a series of virtual Island Skills camps that include both week-long options and à la carte sessions as part of the organization’s phase I reopenin. more »»

Perspectives on safe boating

May 20, 2020 It is a proven fact that wearing life jackets saves lives, however why are they not more commonly worn? Let’s dig deeper on personal attitudes toward wearing a life jacket. more »»

Sea slugs and seagrass: A mystery solved

May 20, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab scientists recently have been out in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge performing an annual survey of seagrass health. more »»

LWV encourages voters to request mail ballots

May 20, 2020 The League of Women Voters of Sanibel recommends that registered voters request a vote-by-mail ballot now. more »»

Make senior living work for you both

May 20, 2020 One of the most difficult and challenging times in senior life is transitioning from an independent lifestyle to assisted living when your health begins to declin. more »»

Be aware on local waterways: Manatees, mating herds typical

May 19, 2020 Springtime inspires mating seasons for a variety of wildlife, from alligators to wading birds. And Florida’s state marine mammal — the manatee — is a highlighted species that starts to see sparks fly. more »»

CCP gives Blind Pass Bridge issue formal go

May 19, 2020 The Captiva Community Panel agreed to formally request that Lee County prohibit fishing from the Blind Pass Bridge at its recent meeting, as well as discussed how to proceed with an engineering stud... more »»

Jerry’s holding hunger bag donation initiative

May 19, 2020 Jerry’s Foods is offering customers the chance to donate to those in need when they stop in. On May 7, the store began selling hunger bags for a $10 donation, with the bags going to benefit F.I.S.. more »»

CEPD raises lot rates on interim basis

May 19, 2020 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's commission approved temporarily increasing parking fees at the Alison Hagerup Beach lot during its recent meeting, as well as approved a consultant's... more »»



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