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Earth Day 2020 honored across six islands

May 6, 2020 Church bells pealed and conch shells sounded to mark Earth Day across the Barrier Islands. April 22 was the historic 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. more »»

SCCF staff works to keep firelines open

May 6, 2020 Over the last few weeks, alternating Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Wildlife & Habitat Management staff — working alone to adhere to social distancing standards — have been working to keep... more »»

SCCF Marine Lab evaluates success of oyster restoration project

May 6, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently reported that oyster reef restoration is an effective way of reversing decades of habitat degradatio. more »»

Sanibel FlyFishers cancels club activities for season

May 6, 2020 Due to COVID-19, the Sanibel FlyFishers has canceled all in-person club activities for the season. more »»

Sanibel Sea School provides update on sand dollar research

May 6, 2020 On April 28, the Sanibel Sea School reported that it is conducting a 10-year study on sand dollars (Mellita quinquiesperforata) to analyze spawning and growth rate patterns. more »»

Flood insurance discounts retained for unincorporated Lee

May 6, 2020 Lee County announced that flood insurance policy holders in unincorporated Lee County will continue to keep their 25 percent discount on standard federal flood insurance policies — a discount... more »»

Florida DOH launches COVID-19 community survey

May 6, 2020 Last month, the Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a community action survey, “StrongerThanC-19,” designed to aid Florida as the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

May 6, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at more »»

Work on San-Cap Road shore project moves into phase two

May 5, 2020 As of the end of last week, the first phase of the emergency shore protection project located along Sanibel-Captiva Road, near Blind Pass, was completed on schedule and as required by a state permi. more »»

First phase of Island Store construction nearly done

May 5, 2020 The Island Store renovations are moving along as the work outside is nearing completion. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

May 5, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - May 6: Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at Station 171, at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. more »»

Scotch bonnet found on Sanibel

May 5, 2020 Julie Weaver, of Sanibel, found a 3-inch Scotch bonnet during an afternoon walk on April 21 on a nearly-deserted Bowman's Beach on Sanibel. more »»

Captiva Public Meetings

May 5, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - May 11: Captiva Erosion Prevention District's monthly meeting at 1 p.m. via Zoom. For more information or the agenda, visit more »»

Mix of shells found on Sanibel

May 5, 2020 Andrew McNeilus, 9, of Minnesota, was on Sanibel a few weeks ago with his family, visiting grandparents Pat and Rhonda McNeilus, who live on-island part of the yea. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

May 5, 2020 As we wait to get back on the water, there are a few things we can do at home to help advance our paddling skills. more »»

COVID-19 cases increase again on Sanibel

May 4, 2020 Lee County has 1,138 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 1,097 Florida residents and 41 non-residents — including 11 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

City council decides on parking, more

May 4, 2020 At a special meeting last week, the Sanibel City Council voted to keep beach parking closed, to allow restaurants and retail to open up with certain conditions, and to extend existing rental... more »»

COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opens

May 4, 2020 A drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site opened today at the CenturyLink Sports Complex, at 14100 Ben C. Pratt/ Six-Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers. more »»

Refuge provides update on status of facilities

May 4, 2020 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel continues to evaluate the risk of its operations to visitors, staff and the local community. more »»

COVID-19 cases on Sanibel increase by one

May 1, 2020 Lee County has 1,067 confirmed cases of COVID-19 - 1,026 Florida residents and 41 non-residents - including 10 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»



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