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More than 40 sea turtle nests on islands

May 13, 2020 UPDATE (May 13, 2020): On May 6, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that staff had documented 43 sea turtle nests so far between the two islands — 29 nests on Sanibel and 14 nests... more »»

Native plants for sale online with contact-less delivery

May 13, 2020 While the Native Landscapes & Garden Center remains closed to visitors, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is now offering more than 25 of its native plants for sale onlin. more »»

Sanibel resident building osprey nest platforms

May 13, 2020 Jim Columbo, of Sanibel, has made good use of his social distancing time at home. more »»

Nature Near You highlights ways to become a backyard biologist

May 13, 2020 The sixth week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School's e-newsletter, featured techniques and tools that children can do to count the organisms in their backyards. more »»

Refuge marks first Virtual Earth Day

May 13, 2020 COVID-19 could not stop the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge from celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. more »»

Sanibel library offering contact-less curbside service

May 13, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library is committed to providing patrons access to online resources and physical materials — with the safety to patrons and staff of the utmost concern. more »»

Farm to F.I.S.H. program helping food pantry

May 13, 2020 In less than four weeks, Local Roots — operators of the Sanibel and Captiva farmers markets — have been able to donate more than $2,000 in food to the F.I.S.H. more »»

Great time to identify garden snakes

May 13, 2020 Staying safer at home has resulted in a more wildlife observations for many of us. more »»

Regional council honors local support

May 13, 2020 This past winter, representatives from the Southwest Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America visited AJ and Sunny Scribante at their Sanibel residence to thank them for their support. more »»

Testing the waters after taking time off the water

May 13, 2020 As Florida heads into “Phase One” recovery let us not lose sight of watersport safety. Much like many people forgot the uncomfortable feeling of driving for the first time on a snow-covered road. more »»

Florida DOH launches COVID-19 mobile app

May 13, 2020 The Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a mobile app, StrongerThanC19. more »»

Refuge celebrating Endangered Species Day virtually all week

May 12, 2020 With Endangered Species Day set for May 15, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is holding a week's worth of virtual activities to raise awareness for some local and state animals. more »»

School district opens free meal site on-island

May 12, 2020 The School District of Lee County recently added an island site as part of its Summer BreakSpot free meals program, offering daily “Grab & Go” breakfast and lunch combination bags for youth. more »»

City council directs staff on two issues

May 12, 2020 The Sanibel City Council directed staff to obtain a proposal from the city’s coastal engineer on its options for managing the north end of the island near Blind Pass, as well as directed staff to... more »»

Safety concerns at bridge amplified with COVID-19

May 12, 2020 UPDATE: At today's meeting, the Captiva Community Panel voted 11-0 to draft a formal letter and resolution to send to Lee County and the Lee County Board of County Commissioners requesting that the... more »»

Sanibel fire commissioners learn of ISO rating, more

May 12, 2020 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission heard about the district’s ISO rating at its recent meeting, as well as was updated on training and inspections in light of the COVID-19 situation. more »»

County grants permission for outdoor seating

May 12, 2020 On May 1, Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais signed an order providing a temporary policy for additional outdoor seating at restaurants so business owners can expand outdoor seating while... more »»

Two junonias found

May 12, 2020 Emma Dellenback, 11, of Sanibel, found two junonias on April 22 while on a boating trip with her family in the Pine Island Sound. more »»

COVID-19 cases hold steady on islands

May 12, 2020 Lee County has 1,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 1,272 Florida residents and 45 non-residents — including 12 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»



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