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July 1, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at more »»

Sanibel’s seasonal ban on fertilizers to go into effect

June 30, 2020 With the arrival of the rainy season comes a blackout period for certain fertilizers on Sanibel. From July 1 through Sept. more »»

New plantings, more going in at San-Cap Road project

June 30, 2020 With the first and second phases of the emergency shore protection project on Sanibel-Captiva Road near Blind Pass completed, the final step of installing new vegetation is scheduled for this week. more »»

Horse conch found on Sanibel

June 30, 2020 Franklin Bennett, of Nashville, Tennessee, found a horse conch on June 14 at Bowman's Beach on Sanibel. The shell was partially buried in the ocean floor, about 10 feet from the shoreline. more »»

County operations adjusted for upcoming holiday

June 30, 2020 The Fourth of July holiday will result in some closures and schedule changes for Lee County operations. County administrative offices will close on July 3 and will reopen on July 6. more »»

Old quarantine station on Cayo Costa

June 30, 2020 The Friends of Cayo Costa State Park recently shared that quarantining has been going on for more than 100 years on Southwest Florida shores. more »»

The Community House

June 30, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Smoke on the Island Smoke on the Island will be held on July 3 at 6 p.m. more »»

CROW's red-tailed hawk Ambassador saves a life

June 29, 2020 A red-shouldered hawk rescued on Sanibel is back in the air after receiving a life-saving blood transfusion from Talon, a red-tailed hawk Animal Ambassador at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of... more »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

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

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 »»



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