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Here  are our recent blog posts.
August 20, 2019
Explore with Tarpon Bay Explorers!

Tarpon Bay Explorers Introduces Two of Its Experienced Naturalists August 19, 20190 provided to Santiva Chronicle Tarpon Bay Explorers is the official concession to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The company provides eco-tours and recreational activities via pontoon boat, kayak, Hobie kayak, canoe, standup paddleboard, bike and tram and has a fabulous nature […]

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May 6, 2019
Sea Turtle Season is Here!

First Sea Turtle Nest of Season Found on East End of Sanibel Provided to the SANTIVA CHRONICLE Wednesday, May 01, 2019 11:09 AM The first sea turtle nest of the 2019 nesting season was found Saturday, April 27, on the east end of Sanibel Island. The loggerhead nest was discovered by volunteers Irene Nolan, Paola […]

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April 14, 2019
Ding Resources to Keep You Connected to the Wild Life!

Provided to the SANTIVA CHRONICLE 4/12/2019 8:13 AM With the mission “Advocacy through Education,” the staff and Advocacy Committee of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge have created a resources web page that contains links to articles, videos, and other resources that deal with the health of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife […]

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April 13, 2019
Party on the Causeway for a Great Cause!

OCTIFEST 2019 Saturday, April 13th, 2019 6:30 PM Under a big top tent on Sanibel Causeway Island A Octifest is Sanibel Sea School’s annual bayside celebration of ocean love. Tickets are $150 per person and include cocktails, a delicious dinner, live and silent auctions, the company of good friends, and a few fun surprises. Funds […]

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March 31, 2019
Keep Sanibel "Well Preserved"!

  The acreage along Wulfert Road and Sanibel-Captiva Road is home to a number of species, including eagles, bobcats,  gopher tortoises, and rare plants. It is also a stopover for migrating neo-tropical birds. Resident and seasonal birds alike would be seriously threatened by development, say refuge officials. The conservation and planned restoration of the Wulfert […]

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February 5, 2019
New Owner for Island Store on Captiva

The Island Store has officially changed hands, and the new owners are well-known islanders. Last year, Bailey's General Store purchased the rights to the business from former operator Michael Gulnac and signed a new lease with the building's owner. The store reopened over the holidays. "We are open and received a warm welcome," Calli Johnson, […]

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