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Spoonbills picked for 2020 Go Wild for 'Ding'

July 31, 2019 In honor of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's 75th anniversary next year, Go Wild for “Ding” will celebrate the refuge's iconic roseate spoonbill. more »»

Opening exhibit, group exhibit set for Arts for ACT Gallery

July 31, 2019 Join the Arts for ACT Gallery in downtown Fort Myers on Aug. more »»

Refuge supports U.S. Armed Forces

July 31, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently received an email from Marcia Grunsfeld with a special request to send her a “Ding” Darling sticker as a surprise for her U.S. more »»

Application cycle set to open for Florida Forever grant program

July 31, 2019 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of State Lands is accepting applications for the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever grant program. more »»

Plan smart for continuing care

July 31, 2019 There are nearly 47 million Americans over the age of 65, and every day another 10,000 Baby Boomers reach that age. more »»

Refuge offers teacher grants program

July 31, 2019 For the 2018-2019 school year, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge provided $11,000 in Teacher Conservation Grants for schools in Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties. more »»

Sanibel library wrapping up summer reading program

July 31, 2019 The Sanibel Public Library’s annual summer reading program is coming to a close. more »»

Education in action

July 31, 2019 Although summer vacation means fewer school groups coming to the J.. more »»

FWC approves new rule to stop illegal trapping of songbirds

July 31, 2019 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently approved a rule to help protect Florida’s native songbirds from illegal capture. The new rule within Chapter 68A-16, F.A.C. more »»

Community Social to bring Greek to islands

July 30, 2019 Island residents and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy some rarely-accessible foods. The Community House will host a Community Social on Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

SCCF's Nature Center closed for minor renovations

July 30, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently announced that its Nature Center, located on Sanibel-Captiva Road, will be closed for the next two months as it undergoes minor renovations. more »»

Possibility of LCSO crew relocating to fire station takes another step forward with commission's nod

July 30, 2019 At its recent meeting, the Captiva Island Fire Control District's commission gave the green light on proceeding with talks to provide office space at the station for the Lee County Sheriff's Offi. more »»

Junonia found on Captiva

July 30, 2019 Langdon Stutzman, 14, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, found a junonia shell on the morning of July 8 at Turner Beach on Captiva. He was swimming and diving for shells in the water when he discovered it. more »»

Local fishery gets leased location on Pine Island

July 30, 2019 An organization hoping to help restore the Pine Island Sound is moving forward with the construction of its first planned fishery, thanks to a major donation. more »»

Library presents August activities

July 30, 2019 The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and youth for the month of August: ADULT PROGRAMS - July 31 to Aug. more »»

Annual Grouper Slam rescheduled due to storm

July 30, 2019 The 5th Annual Grouper Slam, which was planned for July 13 at the Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina in Fort Myers, has been rescheduled to Sept. 14 as a result of weather conditions at the time. more »»

Seniors may be eligible for special Medicare coverage plan

July 30, 2019 The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is taking the time to reassure residents of Lee County that the letters they have received from the Social Security Administration are legitimate and... more »»

PAWS Pets of the Week

July 30, 2019 Sweetie Pie PAWS has a young female cat available for adoption. She combo tested negative, has had her shots and was treated for fleas, dewormed and spayed. more »»

Platinum Coast Cat Fanciers 'Feline Fiesta' cat show set for August

July 30, 2019 The “Feline Fiesta” CFA All Breed Championship and Household Pet Cat Show is ready for a purr-fect return to Fort Myers next weekend. more »»



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