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FWC: Keep beaches dark, clean for sea turtles

Florida beaches are a go-to destination for summer fun - and for sea turtles, they are a go-to destination for laying eggs. It is sea turtle nesting season once again and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding beach-goers to take precautions that can help protect the ...

Paddling Tip of the Week

One of the best ways to explore Lee County is by water. The 190-mile Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail was developed by Lee County Parks & Recreation for this purpose. The trail is easily accessible with numerous launching points, is clearly defined by markers, and has a dedicated app ...

Mosquito control set for islands

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial activity for the barrier islands.The district reported that weather permitting, it will conduct aerial night missions by rotor wing aircraft between sunset today and 2 a.m. June 24 for the western portion of Sanibel, Captiva, Upper ...

Paddling preparation for summer

We are lucky in Southwest Florida to be able to paddle our waterways year-round. However, the summer months are full of intense heat and lots of rain, so preparing for paddling in these conditions can be challenging. Here are some suggestions and tips for having safe and enjoyable paddles in ...

SCCF: Leave nothing but footprints behind on beaches

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht and Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan urge beach-goers to be mindful of ongoing shorebird and sea turtle nesting."Please pick up your litter, fill in your beach holes and remove all beach furniture," Sloan said. "We ...

Recreational red snapper season starts

The recreational red snapper season started on June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and will remain open through July 25, closing on July 26."Red snapper season is one of the most anticipated and exciting saltwater fishing seasons that contribute to Florida being the Fishing Capital of the ...

Paddling Tip of the Week

Check out the smartphone app, Polaris GPS, the GPS app is free for Android devices. Polaris GPS can be a useful tool for planning and tracking your route. Because the app uses the GPS signal on your phone, you can use many of the features offline but it also allows you to download detailed maps ...

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 ISLANDSThe Bat Yam ...

State of emergency extended, city provides status update

The city of Sanibel reported today that Mayor Kevin Ruane issued a proclamation extending the declared state of emergency - originally declared in response to COVID-19 - until June 23, unless further extended. In addition, the city provided the following status update as of today:

Mosquito control set for islands

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial activity for the islands.The district reported that weather permitting, it will conduct an aerial night mission by rotor wing aircraft between sunset today and 2 a.m. June 17 for Sanibel, Captiva, Upper Captiva, Cabbage Key, Useppa ...