Seasonal Manatee Zones In Effect Through March 31

Manatee Walking on Land, FWC Fish And Wildlife Research, Photo credit - Edgar Stout |

Watch Out For Migrating Manatees!  Manatee zones in effect through March 31. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission provides an annual reminder about Manatee season and migration. “Manatee numbers are up and these bulky aquatic mammals are on the move! The annual migration of Florida manatees begins in November, as the weather cools. Watch out for…

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Sea Level Rise Symposium January 13

Captiva Community Panel Sea Level Rise Symposium Friday, January 13, From 1 To 5 p.m. Photo Courtesy Of Jakob Lawitzki, Creative Commons. |

Captiva Community Panel Sea Level Rise Symposium January 13 At South Seas Conference Center. The Captiva Community Panel issued the flooring news release. “Join us Friday, Jan. 13, 1-5 p.m. for “Now In My Back Yard,” and learn how rising seas could impact Captiva, Sanibel and Pine Island Sound. The Captiva Community Panel presents a look at…

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Captiva Island Beach Tilling January 9

Beach Tilling: The Captiva Erosion Prevention District will till the sand placed in the 2013/14 renourishment project starting in January 2017. |

Captiva Erosion Prevention District Beach Tilling Begins Monday, January 9. The Captiva Erosion Prevention District issued the following news release. “The Captiva Erosion Prevention District will till the sand placed in the 2013/14 renourishment project starting in January 2017. The staging area for the contractor is the Alison Hagerup parking lot. The work is being performed…

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Blind Pass Dredging Begins In February

Blind Pass, Sanibel, Dredging, File Photo By Florida Sea Grant, Via Creative Commons. |

Blind Pass Maintenance Dredging & Long-Term Plan Blind Pass update courtesy of the Bayous Preservation Association. “Although many of you are just getting back to Sanibel and Captiva, Lee County has been moving forward on two projects concerning Blind Pass. First is the winter 2017 maintenance dredging of the Pass. Second is the long-term plan…

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Sanibel Civic Core Redevelopment Update

Center 4 Life Rendering, Down Sanibel Development, Civic Core Redevelopment Project. Courtesy Of City Of Sanibel. |

Sanibel City Council Schedules Two Civic Core Ballot Questions for March 7, 2017 COTI (Committee Of The Islands) issued the following news release regarding the December Sanibel City Council meeting and discussion of the Civic and Cultural Core redevelopment project. “After extensive debate at their December 6 meeting, the Sanibel City Council unanimously agreed to…

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Sanibel Police Officer Shot

Sanibel police office Jarred Ciccone was shot a little before 8 PM on Sunday evening while sitting in his Sanibel patrol car. |

Sanibel Police Officer Shot & Wounded; Suspect In Custody. As reported by The News-Press, Sanibel police office Jarred Ciccone was shot a little before 8 PM on Sunday evening while sitting in his Sanibel patrol car. “The Sanibel resident arrested Monday on a charge of attempted murder of a city police officer had 15 incidents with Sanibel police…

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Sanibel Exotic Lizard Management Program

Sanibel: Spiny-tailed Iguana File Photo (Ctenosaura similis) by J.D. Willson, Via Creative Commons. |

Sanibel Exotic Lizard Management Program Approved By City Council. As reported by the Island Reporter. “To protect Sanibel’s native vegetation and wildlife populations from exotic green and spiny-tailed iguanas and to monitor for the potential presence of other exotic lizards, such as Nile monitors, the City of Sanibel continues to implement the Exotic Lizard Management…

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FWC Receives $19M In Deepwater Horizon Funding

Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Christmas Bird Count, File Photo, American Oystercatcher With Chick By Gregory Gard, Via Creative Commons. |

FWC Receives $19M Deepwater Horizon Funding For Shorebird, Sea Turtle & Gulf Fisheries Conservation Due To Oil Spill. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following news release at 1;35 PM/E today. “The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for…

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Chapel By The Sea Worship Season Begins

Captiva Island Chapel By The Sea, Holiday Lights 2, Courtesy Of Chapel By The Sea. |

Chapel By The Sea Worship Season Begins Chapel By The Sea has begun services for the 2016 -2017 season! Chapel By The Sea is an inter-faith Christian ministry, and is open to all seasonally, from the second week of November through the month of April. During that time, worship occurs every Sunday at 11:00am. “Our chapel, which is…

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SanCap Cracker Fest Tomorrow, Friday, November 4

The Apple Butter Band, The 8th annual Cracker Fest is set to take place Friday, Nov. 4, from 6-10 p.m., at the Bait Box. |

Cracker Fest Begins At 6PM At The Bait Box. The Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, Inc. (START) is once again hosting Cracker Fest tomorrow, Friday, November 4. “The Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, Inc. (START) is busily preparing for our eighth annual affair, featuring a grand evening of dining, dancing to the music…

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Sanibel Golf Cart Debate: “Street Legal” Carts

Sanibel Planning Commission is scheduled to include consideration of an application for a conditional use permit allowing the establishment on Sanibel of a business that will rent up to fifteen "low speed vehicles. |

COTI: Planning Commission Should Reject Rentals of “Low Speed Vehicles” – Street Legal Sanibel Golf Carts. COTI, Committee Of The Islands, issued the following news release regarding the consideration of Street Legal Sanibel Golf Carts. “The November 8th [changed from an earlier date] meeting of the Sanibel Planning Commission is scheduled to include consideration of…

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