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DDWS awards $20K for environmental studies scholarships

June 25, 2020 In compliance with state pandemic guidelines, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge this year awarded $20,700 in conservation education scholarships remotely to 10 students from... more »»

American Legion commemorates Flag Day

June 25, 2020 Legionaries and the community gathered on June 14, Flag Day, to commemorate the service of worn and tattered U.S. flags. more »»

Sanibel Prescribed Fire Team evaluating conditions for burn

June 25, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, in cooperation with the city of Sanibel and other local partners, is planning to conduct a prescribed burn of a portion of the Erick A. more »»

Fourth of July activities

June 25, 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of the annual Fourth of July activities on the islands are not taking place. more »»

Refuge STAR teacher helping with environmental education

June 25, 2020 Thanks to a grant from a private family foundation awarded to the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, the J.N. more »»

San Cap Community Bank donates to Sanibel Sea School

June 25, 2020 On June 10, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank presented a $10,000 check to the Sanibel Sea School in support of Octifest and the school’s scholarship program. more »»

Lee Health to hold virtual series on chronic pain

June 25, 2020 Would you like to learn how to better manage chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, headaches and more? Lee Health recently announced a free six-week workshop, entitled... more »»

Call for bikes brings in 50 for Gladiolus Food Pantry

June 24, 2020 Over the past few weeks, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab Research Associate Mark Thompson and his son, Yuan, have been contacted by many islanders with used bicycles that they wan... more »»

Summer Reading Program continues at Sanibel library

June 24, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library and Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans is inviting families with children ages “baby to teen” to register online for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. more »»

Research investigates red tide impacts on nesting turtles

June 24, 2020 As part of a red tide research project on the maternal health of sea turtles, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation turtle team has collected 97 samples from nesting females so far this seaso. more »»

Refuge store now offering curbside pickup

June 24, 2020 Curbside pickup is now available for orders placed online with the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Nature Store. more »»

Marine Lab finds sea slugs may restore seagrass beds

June 24, 2020 Recently, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab provided an update on annual seagrass surveys in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refug. more »»

F.I.S.H. provides CECI with snacks

June 24, 2020 The Children’s Education Center of the Islands received healthy snack options from F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva for the campers in its summer program. CECI Executive Director Kerra Pike thanked F.I.S. more »»

FDA advises consumers on hand sanitizers

June 24, 2020 On June 19, the FDA advised consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol) — a substance that can be... more »»

Marine lab, FGCU documenting effects of river runoff on estuary

June 24, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Marine Lab is working with Florida Gulf Coast University scientists on an EPA grant designed to improve the understanding of how water management and... more »»

Mayor appointed chair of trust fund, vice chair of trust

June 24, 2020 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane was appointed chair of the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund at its meeting on June 4. more »»

Find FWC fishing regulations via Fish Rules App

June 24, 2020 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently announced it is has partnered with Fish Rules App to provide up-to-date information on Florida’s saltwater fishing regulations. more »»

IWA announces appointment to board of directors

June 24, 2020 The Island Water Association recently announced the appointment of Kate Sergeant as the newest member of the board of directors. more »»

SCCF: Cane toads multiplying fast in recent weeks

June 24, 2020 The heavy rains over the last few weeks in Southwest Florida have filled in many temporary or ephemeral wetlands. more »»

Virtual tasting to feature rosé, sparkling wines

June 24, 2020 Bailey's General Store will offer a free Virtual Wine Tasting via Zoom on July 2 at 5 p.m. with guest host Mike McCahill and featuring two selections, J Vineyards' California Cuvée and Fleur de M. more »»



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