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Captiva’s 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

Captiva Rentals, 4-12-15, Captiva Island Hopper SongWriter Fest, IHSF_Captiva-16 The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Via Creative Commons. |

2017 Captiva Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, September 22-24! Get ready for the 4th annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. The festival kicks off with star-studded performers on Captiva Island, September 22-24 and wraps up September 29 – October 1 on Fort Myers Beach. The event will feature free performances from some of the biggest hit-makers in…

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Heavy June Rainfall Causes Emergency Measures

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June Rainfall Nearly Double District-wide Average. Water Conservation Areas received more than twice their monthly average rainfall, leading SFWMD, DEP, and USACE to take measures to address high water emergency. The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release. “After experiencing drought-like conditions throughout the dry season, the start of the wet season…

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2017 Galloway Captiva Triathlon September 9 & 10!

The Galloway Captiva Triathlon on Sunday, September 10, 2017, and is a sprint-length event. File photo courtesy of Sebrie.com. |

2017 Galloway Captiva Triathlon Registration Open. September 9 & 10 @ South Seas Resort! Featured image file photo courtesy of Sebrie.com. “The Galloway Captiva Adult Triathlon is based at the beautiful South Seas Island Resort. The Galloway Captiva Triathlon on Sunday, September 10, is a sprint-length event: Swim 1/4 mile (440 yards) in the Gulf of…

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Sanibel Crocodiles: Crocodile Back On Sanibel

American Crocodile, Courtesy of Creative Commons, Otto Monge. |

Sanibel Crocodiles: American Crocodile On Sanibel Island Golf Club. The News-Press has a great story on an American Crocodile that is living on Sanibel Island. “There’s a moving and potentially deadly hazard on the third tee at Sanibel Island Golf Club. A crocodile appears to have moved into the Sanibel River property, with a golfer…

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Sanibel Farmers Market Every Sunday

Sanibel Rentals, Sanibel Farmers Market, 3-29-15, Sundays During The Winter Months. |

2017 Sanibel Farmers Market In Full Swing On Sundays! The Sanibel Farmers Market is in full swing in January, already filled with many stands of fresh local fruits and vegetables, and building toward the busiest weeks of the season. The market has all types of fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, flowers and other items! The market…

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Bill Filed To Protect Caloosahatchee & St. Lucie Estuaries

Sanibel Water Quality: Lake Okeechobee Water Release Impact, Redfish Pass, 7:10:13, Photo By SCCF. |

Bill To Protect The Caloosahatchee And St. Lucie Estuaries From Polluted Discharges. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation issued the following news release. “Good news on the water front!  Today Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) filed a bill to protect the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries from polluted discharges. Storage south of the lake, in the Everglades Agricultural…

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CROW Releases Rehabbed White Pelican

CROW, White Pelican, Red Tide Patient, Brittany Stevens, Photo Courtesy Of CROW. |

CROW Releases White Pelican Back Into “Ding” Darling. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel recently a beautiful white pelican back into the wild. “‘When he came in he was so down that he couldn’t stand,” said Breanna Frankel, a wildlife rehabilitation specialist at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel….

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Blind Pass Dredging To Begin In February

Blind Pass Dredging - Blind Pass Maintenance Project: mobilization of equipment, pipes and set up on February 8, 2017 and continue to approximately February 20; actual dredging and sand movement will begin on the landward side of the bridge on February 21. |

Blind Pass Dredging To Begin With Initial Equipment Staging February 8. The Captiva Erosion Prevention District Board issued the following news release. “The Lee County Department of Natural Resources has shared an estimated schedule for the Blind Pass Maintenance Project with CEPD. Work is scheduled to commence with contractor mobilization of equipment, pipes and set…

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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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