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The Kickoff of the Blue Green Algae Task Force

The environmental attack this area experienced last summer had two primary components: blue-green algae and red tide. For more information on the relationship between blue-green algae and red tide, see here.

15th, June 2019, 10:00pm

Prescribed Burn Planned for Sanibel Garden Preserve

The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, in cooperation with the city and other local partners, is planning a prescribed burn Tuesday, June 18 or Wednesday, June 19, for a portion of the Sanibel Garden Preserve, located west of Tarpon Bay Road between Island Inn and Sanibel Captiva roads.

15th, June 2019, 03:11pm

Two Fender Benders Reported to Sanibel Police

Two minor fender benders were reported last week to Sanibel Police. Janet Remmel, 65, North Fort Myers, was traveling east on Periwinkle Way, near Dixie Beach Boulevard, at 5:16 p.m. Monday, June 10, when she slowed for traffic and the back of her vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Meghan Lyman, 17.

15th, June 2019, 02:01pm

Commissioners Approve Variance, Development Permit for New Build

Applicants with a variance and development permit received approval Tuesday, June 11, from the Sanibel Planning Commission to build a new home with an elevated swimming pool and for a small portion of the back roof to exceed the angle of light height limit.

14th, June 2019, 10:06pm

A Minor Hit-and-Run Reported to Police Last Week

A minor hit-and-run of a parked vehicle was reported to Sanibel Police last week. An officer responded to the parking lot of Tarpon Bay Explorers, 900 Dunlop Rd., at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, after a visitor found a small dent in the rear door on the passenger side of his rental vehicle.

08th, June 2019, 01:59pm

What's Happening with the C-43 Reservoir?

Last week the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership (CHNEP) (formerly the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program) hosted an all-day workshop on the C-43 reservoir. The workshop had sessions that covered topics ranging from key scientific issues to the current plan to add a water treatment component to the reservoir. When assessing the workshop, Sanibel Councilman Richard Johnson said that “What has been missing in the past was broad widespread public engagement and that the workshop was valuable because it brought a lot people together to share ideas and help all of us make better plans for the future.”

08th, June 2019, 12:03pm

Deceased Shark on Captiva Serves as Reminder of FWC Regulation Changes

Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation turtle patrol volunteers discovered a female hammerhead shark Saturday, June 1, on a stretch of Captiva Island beach. She was deceased and later determined to be pregnant. Turtle patrol volunteers contacted the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission to report their discovery.

07th, June 2019, 11:41pm

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Get Postponed by Council

Sanibel City Council postponed its discussion on regulating gas-powered leaf blowers in the June meeting. Staff delivered two comprehensive reports about how municipalities elsewhere have regulated gas-powered leaf blowers and on public education materials that council members wanted more time to digest the copious amount of information.

06th, June 2019, 02:03pm

Causeway Vehicle Count Surpasses One Million Mark in April

The inbound vehicle count for the Sanibel Causeway surpassed the one million mark in the fourth month – a number that is statistically flat compared to the past three years. The Lee County toll booth recorded 314,979 vehicles in April, an increase of 1.28 percent compared to April 2018. The busiest April on record was in 2001, when 330,856 vehicles crossed the scenic bridge.

06th, June 2019, 01:41pm

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