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Sanibel Sea School closes summer camps for season

June 29, 2020 As of June 25, the Sanibel Sea School's summer camps are canceled. more »»

Researchers investigating water flows on oyster reef restoration

June 29, 2020 Recently, Florida Gulf Coast University and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation researchers took their first cruise for a new collaborative project that is investigating how high flows from the... more »»

COVID-19 cases increase by three on Sanibel

June 26, 2020 Lee County has 4,757 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 4,642 Florida residents and 115 non-residents — including 17 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»

Nine sea turtle nests hatch on islands

June 26, 2020 On June 24, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan reported that there have been nine hatches of sea turtle nests between Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Lee Health: Numbers do not lie

June 26, 2020 Numbers do not lie. That was the message from Lee Health President Dr. Larry Antonucci today as he addressed the spike in COVID-19 cases locally and throughout the state of Florid. more »»

SCCF: Snowy plover chicks take flight

June 26, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht reported on June 24 that three of the snowy plover chicks on the east end of Sanibel could fly and the remaining two chick... more »»

Florida DBPR suspends alcohol consumption at bars

June 26, 2020 UPDATE: FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars today after its daily confirmed coronavirus cases neared 9,000, a new record that is almost double the previous mark se... more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

June 25, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. more »»

DDWS awards $20K for environmental studies scholarships

June 25, 2020 In compliance with state pandemic guidelines, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge this year awarded $20,700 in conservation education scholarships remotely to 10 students from... more »»

American Legion commemorates Flag Day

June 25, 2020 Legionaries and the community gathered on June 14, Flag Day, to commemorate the service of worn and tattered U.S. flags. more »»

Sanibel Prescribed Fire Team evaluating conditions for burn

June 25, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, in cooperation with the city of Sanibel and other local partners, is planning to conduct a prescribed burn of a portion of the Erick A. more »»

Fourth of July activities

June 25, 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of the annual Fourth of July activities on the islands are not taking place. more »»

Refuge STAR teacher helping with environmental education

June 25, 2020 Thanks to a grant from a private family foundation awarded to the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, the J.N. more »»

San Cap Community Bank donates to Sanibel Sea School

June 25, 2020 On June 10, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank presented a $10,000 check to the Sanibel Sea School in support of Octifest and the school’s scholarship program. more »»

Lee Health to hold virtual series on chronic pain

June 25, 2020 Would you like to learn how to better manage chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, headaches and more? Lee Health recently announced a free six-week workshop, entitled... more »»

Call for bikes brings in 50 for Gladiolus Food Pantry

June 24, 2020 Over the past few weeks, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab Research Associate Mark Thompson and his son, Yuan, have been contacted by many islanders with used bicycles that they wan... more »»

Summer Reading Program continues at Sanibel library

June 24, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library and Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans is inviting families with children ages “baby to teen” to register online for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. more »»

Research investigates red tide impacts on nesting turtles

June 24, 2020 As part of a red tide research project on the maternal health of sea turtles, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation turtle team has collected 97 samples from nesting females so far this seaso. more »»

Refuge store now offering curbside pickup

June 24, 2020 Curbside pickup is now available for orders placed online with the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Nature Store. more »»

Marine Lab finds sea slugs may restore seagrass beds

June 24, 2020 Recently, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab provided an update on annual seagrass surveys in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refug. more »»



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