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Tarpon Tournament Delete 2 days ago, 04/22/2014 at 5:28pm

Tarpon Tournament‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s
Tarpon Tournament Educates, Conserves

The "Ding” Darling Wildlife Society–Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille have teamed up for a third year to host a tarpon competition termed a "catch, release, and care” tournament on May 3,2014.

"We are working together with Doc Ford’s and other partners to promote the sport of tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida and the importance of understanding and appreciating the amazing tarpon,” said DDWS President John McCabe, "so that future generations will have the opportunity to ‘bow’ to the Silver King decades from now.”

MRTF Delete 17 minutes ago

Adopt A BeachMRTF Plans Adopt-A-Beach,
Rain Garden Programs

The Marine Resources Task Force (MRTF, an advisory committee to Town Council) have a number of exciting projects in the works these days, and - despite barely having a quorum last week - members had a very productive meeting where plans were laid for an Adopt-A-Beach program, an expansion of the BeachScape project and the beginning of a program where members will learn how to teach residents to create rain gardens in their yards, among other things.

Little Estero Island Delete 3 weeks ago, 04/09/2014 at 3:00pm

Little EsteroLittle Estero Island Critical Wildlife
Area Gets Ready for Guests

As our snowbird visitors start packing and heading north, millions of other birds are heading toward Florida scouting for a place to nest or rest. On the south end of Estero Island is a special "resort” for them. Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area is one of 15 functioning Critical Wildlife Areas in the state. From April 1stto August 31st the area is staked off and protected for migratory bird nesting and roosting. This posting is necessary because accidentally approaching a nest or bird could lead to an adult bird leaving a nest and in only a few minutes the temperature of the nest could rise to a level that would be fatal to a young chick.

Lee County Elections Delete 4 weeks ago, 04/01/2014 at 9:40pm

Poll PadLee County Elections to Get an Upgrade

The Board of Lee County Commissioners (BoCC) had a busy day on Tuesday, first at their regular meeting where they moved forward with a project to complete renourishment projects on Bonita Beach and Lovers Key and agreed to purchase new equipment for the Lee County Supervisor of Elections that will expedite the voting process during the next presidential election. That meeting was followed by a workshop, where the Board reached consensus to work on making the Conservation 20/20 program stronger and to ask for suggestions from the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee (CLASAC) to help them do it.