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Leatherback makes earliest crawl ever on Sanibel

April 10, 2020 On April 1, one of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's former permittees, Dan Moeder, called in a leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawl on the east end of the island. more »»

Second week of Nature Near You featured plant biology

April 10, 2020 The second week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School’s weekly e-newsletter, featured a weeklong lesson in plant biology. more »»

Rotary Club taking scholarship applications

April 10, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-21 school year. more »»

Islanders invited to gather in spirit for Earth Day

April 10, 2020 TOGETHER — A Way Forward, an interfaith environmental initiative on Sanibel and Captiva, will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 by gathering symbolically and spiritually. At 6 p.. more »»

Sixth COVID-19 case confirmed on Sanibel

April 8, 2020 Lee County has 462 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 439 Florida residents and 23 non-residents — including seven cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»

RECON keeps SCCF updated on water quality data from a distance

April 8, 2020 Despite the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's facilities being closed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 threat, the SCCF Marine Lab still has a number of tools available to provide important... more »»

F.I.S.H. recognizes support from the community

April 8, 2020 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva is experiencing an outpouring of community support in response to the critical needs of the most vulnerable in the community who are severely impacted by COVID-19 epidemic. more »»

Sanibel library is closed but eShelf is open

April 8, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order on April 1 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the order, the Sanibel Public Library will remain closed. more »»

Florida chicken turtle makes rare appearance

April 8, 2020 Florida chicken turtles (Deirochelys reticularia chrysea) were considered somewhat common during the 1970s and early 1980s according to reports, but for some reason, no specimens were documented fro... more »»

Congregations adopt interfaith 'Care for Creation' statement

April 8, 2020 “Together — A Way Forward” is an island interfaith environmental initiative on Sanibel and Captiva that includes representatives from: Bat Yam Temple of the Islands; Captiva Chapel by the Sea; First... more »»

Nesting expected soon on east end of Sanibel

April 8, 2020 As of April 1, the four pairs of snowy plovers at the east end of Sanibel are established and territorial fights are occurring among the small, but mighty birds. more »»

Dunes announces Nifty Niner's winners

April 8, 2020 The 2020 Nifty Niner's Club Championship recently took place at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. It was an individual stroke play event of four 9-hole rounds. more »»

CECI providing Spring Grab-and-Go Bags

April 8, 2020 The Children’s Education Center of the Islands staff have been busy putting together spring activity bags for their students and familie. more »»

Sea turtle nest stake painting held

April 8, 2020 On March 3, staff and volunteers with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Sea Turtle Program gathered to take part in the first official gathering in preparation for the 2020 sea turtle... more »»

FWC issues executive order for boaters

April 8, 2020 On March 27, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued an executive order for recreational vessels in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, which states that: - Recreationa... more »»

H2O Youth Group meets virtually through Zoom

April 8, 2020 “Zoom” was the buzz word on March 25 for the Sanibel Community Church's H2O Youth Ministry. more »»

Deadline extended to participate in Census

April 8, 2020 While the country is in the midst of a global pandemic, county officials recently reminded residents to participate in the 2020 Census that determines funding for many crucial state and county... more »»

Local Roots unveils online farmers market as another shopping option

April 7, 2020 The owners and operators of the farmers markets on Sanibel and Captiva announced an option for shopping for household necessities that makes it easier for the community to keep sheltering in place. more »»



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