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Caloosahatchee pollution

October 3, 2018 To the editor: As we read it, the facts are as follows: - Lake Okeechobee and its tributaries are hopelessly polluted, and - There is a water-cleansing facility south of Lake Okeechobee, operated by... more »»

Thank you to all

September 26, 2018 To the editor: Well, it wasn’t a triathlon — but it still was a lot of fun. more »»

Shell Love Bug lawsuit struggles on

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Instead of making an earnest effort to resolve the dispute over the Shell Love Bug, Lee County’s attorneys continue to confuse and complicate the issue, resulting in more delay and... more »»

No action being taken, just talk

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Sanibel used to be my happy place. For many months now I have watched our air and water become more and more toxic. more »»

Local marketing, PR effort might not be enough

September 12, 2018 To the editor: I would like to commend the Sanibel Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Florida marketing and public relations professionals who have launched a campaign to “share positive aspects... more »»

Many thanks

September 6, 2018 To the editor: As I begin this message, I want to offer my sincere thanks to the community who supported my re-election to the District 1 seat on the Lee County School Board! I am honored and humble... more »»

Dunes repaving project an eyesore

September 6, 2018 To the editor: My wife and I have owned homes on Sanibel since the mid 1980s. We moved full time to our current residence in the Dunes in 2013 after residing 20 years in Miami Beach. more »»

Keep pressure on politicians

September 6, 2018 To the editor: Thank you for printing in the Aug. more »»

No more produce from SWFL

September 6, 2018 To the editor: Well my family has stopped buying vegetables and fruits from Southwest Florida. Lake Okeechobee is killing wildlife and ocean life near our favorite vacation place, Sanibel Island. more »»

Eliminating off-island event advertising is not a solution

September 6, 2018 To the editor: On Sept. 11, 2018, the Sanibel City Council should veto Ordinance 18-009 for the following reasons: n Do the simple math There are 90 days of high season, from January to March. more »»

Facing problem is only way to generate change

September 6, 2018 To the editor: Many thanks to the Island Reporter for its extensive and frank coverage of the tragic environmental calamity that has hit our island and nearby beaches this summer. more »»

Thank you to city staff

August 29, 2018 To the editor: Kudos for the city of Sanibel staff for their advance planning, quick action and efficient management of an unexpected serious problem facing Sanibe. more »»

Time to act is now

August 29, 2018 To the editor: Dr. more »»

Stop placing blame, find a solution

August 29, 2018 To the editor: Respectfully Sen. Nelson, I’d like to address your guest commentary in the Aug. 8, 2018, issue of Fort Myers Beach Observer (which also ran in the Aug. more »»

Do not waste vote on Rick Scott

August 29, 2018 To the editor: Send a message to Gov. Rick Scott: No senate seat for you, Florida's environment says you haven't earned it. more »»

Spills: Oil and toxic water

August 22, 2018 In 2018 tourists paid to visit Lee County beaches that were littered with dead fish and endangered sea turtles and whale sharks, all killed by a marine red tide bloom. more »»

Federal representatives mute on red tide

August 22, 2018 To the editor: When will our new neighbor, Vice President Mike Pence, step up to help create a permanent solution to the red tide plague that’s ruining the island and will continue to do so until... more »»

It is time for drastic action

August 15, 2018 To the editor: When Jeb Bush was governor years ago, there were howls of outrage about green algae in our water. more »»

Do more than talk — act

August 15, 2018 To the editor: I totally agree with the most recent letter by Sally J. Cooper (published in the Aug. 1, 2018, issue of the Island Reporter)! Her comments are spot on. more »»

Worry for long-time island visitors

August 15, 2018 To the editor: My family has been visiting Sanibel almost every year for 45 years. more »»



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