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Zero-emission landscaping workshop set

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Committee of the Islands will co-host a free educational workshop, “Revolution in Sustainable Landscape Maintenance,” for local landscaping companies and their employees on June 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bailey Homestead, at 1300 ...

FWC launches Florida Fishing Pier Finder

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a new Florida Fishing Pier Finder, an interactive map that allows anglers to find publicly-accessed fishing piers, jetties and fishing-specific bridges in freshwater and saltwater locations throughout the state. Visit ...

City: ‘Share the Shore’ with Sanibel’s shorebirds, sea turtles

In celebration of all mothers for Mother’s Day weekend, the Sanibel Natural Resources Department reminded residents and visitors to “Share the Shore” with nesting shorebirds and sea turtles. Shorebirds nest on Sanibel from February through August, while sea turtle nesting season begins ...

New education fund honors Darling’s granddaughter, her husband

The Darling legacy continues at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Leslie and Palmer Williams have established the Ann Darling & Lee Williams Jr. Family Education Fund to support refuge educational programs. Its name honors Ann “Ann D” Darling Williams ...

Sick shorebirds concern for scientists as red tide suspected

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that two weeks ago, there was a sudden influx of sick shorebirds on the east end of Sanibel, as well as on Bunche Beach and Fort Myers Beach. Many birds were brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife for treatment. A least ...

Scholarships awarded to dependents of city employees

Following Hurricane Charley in 2004, an endowment fund was established with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to provide scholarships for dependents of city of Sanibel employees. This year, there are multiple sources contributing to the Employee Dependent Scholarship Program: the ...

Sanibel school names monthly winner

The Sanibel School's Do The Right Thing award winner for April is Landon Garber. Officials reported that Landon has grown tremendously this year and strives every day to do “The Right Thing.” The school is very proud of him and the role model he has become.

SCCF Sea Turtle team finding nests as night surveys begin

During its sunrise beach patrols, the SCCF Sea Turtle team documented its first next for the islands on April 27 on the east end of Sanibel. On May 2, it documented the first nest of the season for Captiva. As of May 5, one loggerhead nest was recorded for Sanibel's east end, four loggerhead ...

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

As the school year winds down, many households are wondering what summer care will look like. Uncertainty surrounding childcare and summer camps can add additional stress to working families. Understanding the challenges of finding appropriate programs and the associated costs, F.I.S.H. of ...

SCCF shorebird team monitoring plover nests

As of May 5, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation staff and volunteers were monitoring three snowy plover nests on the east end of Sanibel. After losing nests to wash-over and depredation, two of the pairs recently re-nested. Staff also assist Florida Shorebird Alliance partners by ...