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Fishing is unique to each of us

June 21, 2024
Many of us start fishing as kids, introduced by parents or grandparents. It seems to me the younger we are exposed to the outdoors the deeper it imprints. My first memories are about fishing. Abou…

SW Florida Fishing: Minor delay … back to fishing

June 20, 2024
BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE  The rain and wind the past few weeks have limited the tarpon fishing, but it’s looking like the weather is going to settle down and we will be able to get back out in …

EcoWatch: Sea turtles vs Plastics = Demise

June 20, 2024
“Sea turtles have stood the test of time. They are among the oldest living creatures on Earth. Their origins date back at least 110 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. But plastic …

Turtle report: Downpours and lightning do not deter volunteers

June 20, 2024
BY ARLENE HALL BGSTA SECRETARY  The rainy weather system of the past week had some impact on the BGSTA’s turtle patrol activities as well as on established nests. Most mornings, the BGSTA volun…

Audubon Everglades team issues report on restoration, bird populations 

June 20, 2024
Twice a year, the Audubon Florida Everglades team brings together updates on restoration, research, and policy issues impacting the River of Grass. “We are celebrating successes. New projects a…

Lee County contracts with Banyan expert for report on plant conditions

June 20, 2024
Lee County has hired Certified Arborist Rick Joyce for a survey of the health of the Banyan Street banyan trees. The Lee County Department of Transportation anticipates having a full report on the…

Educate Boca Scholarship Fund sets Golf Scramble date at The Gasparilla

June 20, 2024
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Educate Boca Golf Scramble on Monday, Oct. 7. The Chamber’s “Educate Boca” Scholarship Fund is a non-profit corporation established…

‘Howl’ organizers say good day Irene

June 20, 2024
Second was Outta Line; last fish was goodnight with Irene, too BY BETSY FUGATE JOINER, PRESIDENT, GASPARILLA ISLAND MARITIME MUSEUM The Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum hosted the “Ladies H…

Bids out for State Park renourishment

June 20, 2024
The state is soliciting bids for the renourishment of the south end of Gasparilla Island at Gasparilla Island State Park. The process will include 150,000 cubic yards of fill that is “compatible w…

Process detailed for island iguana removal

June 20, 2024
As summer gets underway in Boca Grande, iguanas have become more of a problem for some.  A reminder that Lee County residents can call (855) 525-5656 to request a removal, during which they wil…