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Nutrient sensor continuously gathering data at Shell Point

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Marine Laboratory is gathering data from a next-generation sensor that measures nutrients in the estuary autonomously. Along with seven other sites from Texas to the Florida Keys, the existence and operation of RECON — River, Estuary, and Coastal ...

KLCB releases calendar for 2021

Keep Lee County Beautiful announced the release of the 31st annual “Leave The Scene Clean” calendar. The 2021 environmental calendar is a historical retrospective showcasing calendar cover winners from the past 30 years. Over the years, Keep Lee County Beautiful has received thousands of ...

RE/MAX of the Islands announces most productive for month

RE/MAX of the Islands announced its most productive agents for the month of August. The team of Chuck and Kimberley Andrews and Julie Potts was the top sales associate. In 2004, the Andrews and Potts moved to the Crown Colony Country Club in Fort Myers. Kimberley Andrews and Potts focus their ...

Kingfisher announces top producer for month

Kingfisher Real Estate announced its top listing and selling agent for the month of August. Brooke Brownyard was the top listing agent and the top selling agent. She has been a real estate sales leader and multi-million dollar producer on Sanibel for the past 24 years. A designated Sanibel ...

City continues to recruit part-time recreation aides

The city continues to recruit part-time “after-school” recreation aides. Applicants must be a high school senior or high school graduate; age 17 or older. Experience working with youths is desirable, but is not required. Pay rate is $13 per hour; tolls paid as applicable. The positions ...

LCEC to host Goblin Gallop 5K Run/Walk for United Way

LCEC will hold its 9th Annual LCEC Goblin Gallop 5K to benefit the United Way on Halloween day, Oct. 31, at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. There is also a virtual race option that can be completed any time from now until midnight on Halloween. LCEC will be following CDC guidelines. All event ...

Island refuge serves as inspiration

Following in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's footsteps, the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex & Nature Center on Big Pine Key recently wrapped its restroom stalls with inspirational and educational wildlife messaging. Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni ...

FWC announces new way to report gopher tortoise sightings

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is launching a new interactive Web application designed to provide biologists with thorough and reliable data, and promote science-based gopher tortoise conservation efforts. The new system will replace the Florida Gopher Tortoise smartphone ...

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

(Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com.) In light of COVID-19, the following announcements have been reported on Sanibel and Captiva to date: BAT YAM TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS The Bat ...

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the following areas will be treated for adult mosquitoes from between sunset today and 2 a.m. Oct. 14 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks: - East end from the Sanibel Lighthouse ...