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April's Shoreline Spotlight

April 4, 2018 Some of our diligent beach patrollers tell me that the most frequently asked question they hear is why doesn’t the Town sweep, or mechanically rake, the beach regularl. more »»

Part 6: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 28, 2018 This is the sixth and last installment on microplastic. more »»

March's Shoreline Spotlight

March 14, 2018 March's Shoreline Spotlight A monthly submission from the Marine Resources Task Force The world is falling apart, civil wars rage across the globe and it isn't safe to leave home. more »»

Pt. 5: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 7, 2018 Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain Fifth in a Series Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week In our last article, we looked at simple ways we can change our water bottle... more »»

Pt. 4: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

February 21, 2018 In our first three articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain, and global efforts to address the issu. more »»

Pt. 3: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

February 14, 2018 Third in a Series In the first two articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain. more »»

Pt. 2: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

February 7, 2018 Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain Second In a Series In our first article, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from,... more »»

01.31.18 Shoreline Spotlight

January 31, 2018 I got a call for an injured fish crow by the shrimp boats on San Carlos Island. It was December and noisy flocks of crows were having boisterous parties all over the area. more »»

Pt. 1: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

January 31, 2018 First In a Series Lee County invites tourists to “discover pristine beaches, outdoor adventure, and a relaxed island paradise”. more »»

January's Shoreline Spotlight

January 3, 2018 Moulay Bousselham is a small beach town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Fishermen and tourist, including seasonal European residents, drive the economy. more »»

01.18 Get Moving: New Year, New You?

January 3, 2018 How many of us have used the New Year as time to make New Year Resolutions only to find that a month later you have failed? Ever wonder why that happens? It's not because you lack will power or are... more »»

December's Shoreline Spotlight

December 6, 2017 I smelled it before I saw it, and I am not talking about an old college roommate. more »»

Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week: LED Lighting: A Bright Idea

November 15, 2017 As Lee County residents well know, one of our most famous snowbirds was Thomas Edison, who created a viable incandescent light bulb in the late 1800s (building on the work of others), which vastly... more »»

Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week: LED Lighting: Environmental Solutions are in the Bag!

November 8, 2017 Litter from plastic bags is a growing problem, especially as the population of our County increases. more »»

Eliminate E-waste!

November 1, 2017 We Americans love our gadgets, and find life difficult without them. That being said, their production and disposal are a growing harm to the environment and our health. more »»

10.04.17 Shoreline Spotlight

October 5, 2017 Hurricanes are a part of life in Florida. Longtime residents talk about them like they were a string of poor romantic choices. “That Donna was a mean one, took my trailer and my dog. more »»

Editor's Note

September 27, 2017 Editor's Note: I'm a Missouri girl. We don't have hurricanes where I come from. So as the days crept closer, I had no idea what to expect from Irma. more »»

08.09.17 Shoreline Spotlight

August 9, 2017 Summer is the season of rain, hurricanes, nesting shorebirds, nesting Sea Turtles and, of course, the tiny and colorful Coquina. more »»

07.12.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

July 12, 2017 To me, it felt like opening a fizzy drink accompanied by the sounds of ahhh. It could have come when you walked out onto a relatively empty beach or just turning onto Estero Boulevard with eas. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of March 22

March 22, 2017 A clean bill of health! Daphne is healthy again! After a short bout of ringworm from being abandoned on the street, she is now fully recovered and can join a happy puppy family. more »»

 
 

 

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