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  1. Tolls lifted on Sanibel Causeway for 2 hours each day this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Drivers who cross the Sanibel Causeway between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept.

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  2. Southwest Florida ForecastRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Florida Sportsman

    ... water. A recent reading from the Sound was right at 90-degrees. Bait fish have been reported along the beaches of Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and Lovers Key. Early morning catches have been best with the schools holding right up against the shoreline. ...

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  3. State ignores SWFL mayors, increases flow from Lake ORead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Local leaders from Southwest Florida are teaming up to demand more be done to take care of the health and water quality in the Caloosahatchee River. Mayors from Sanibel, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, and Bonita Springs all joining in to oppose the recent decision from South Florida Water Management District that increases minimum flows in the estuary to 400 cubic-feet-per-second, up from 300. 3 comments

  4. Motorists won't have to pay Sanibel Causeway toll 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and SundayRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    Motorists who cross the Sanibel Causeway between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept.

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  5. Sanibel toll lifted this weekend in time for songwriter festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    The toll will be lifted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23.  The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will be covering costs at those times in support of local businesses on Sanibel and Captiva to help those affected by red tide. The lift comes just in time for the Island Hopper Songwriter Festival, which will have artists performing all weekend on Captiva.

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  6. Small businesses not accepting loan offered to help with red tide lossesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NBC2 News

    ... like bailey's who have been around for a few hundred years to sustain the economic damage that has been done," Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane said. The mayors said they will try to clear up the confusion, in hopes that it's not too late to save some ...

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  7. Viral photo of dead dolphin reignites red tide concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | NBC2 News

    ... reveal the algal bloom is offshore in Southwest Florida and moving to the north. In Lee County, Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel and Boca Grande Beach still show high levels of red tide. Other beaches in the surrounding areas are starting to clear-up. ...

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  8. a Bring the Green Back to Sanibel & Captivaa event to support businesses SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The community is rallying together Saturday morning for the "Bring Green Back to Sanibel & Captiva" event and you can join the movement to support. "You know we want to see the restaurants filled.

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  9. Support the cause, support your neighborsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... estimated revenue loss of more than $24 million since July 27 with another near million in estimated lost wages. On Sanibel, the total economic impact for July and August totals an estimated $19.1 million in lost revenue, a year-over-year decrease ...

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  10. City/LCEC reach draft accordRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... they didn't get an agreement." LCEC is an not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves Cape Coral, Marco Island, Sanibel and Captiva, North Fort Myers, Immokalee, and parts of Lehigh Acres. With 200,000 members, Cape Coral represent nearly 40 ...

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  11. Red tide brings red ink: Losses in the millionsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    The trickle-down effect of the blue-green algae and red tide events has moved through Southwest Florida businesses just as water releases have moved down the Caloosahatchee. On Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, the economic impact has been drastic with the two losing nearly $41 million combined in the last two months.

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  12. Dead zone' identified off SanibelRead the original story

    Monday Sep 10 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    A "dead zone," an underwater patch with no plant, or animal life, has been found off the coast of Sanibel by Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation scientists. Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Research Scientist Dr. Rick Bartleson said about two weeks ago they started noticing the "dead zone" off the Sanibel coast.

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  13. "Help Bring the Green Back to Sanibel & Captiva" - support island businessesRead the original story

    Monday Sep 10 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... shop. It is helping her servers. Now, in addition, Marc Collins has spearheaded the "Help Bring the Green Back to Sanibel & Captiva: No Algae, Just Money," event to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15. The event encourages area residents to come out and ...

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  14. Sanibel approves plastic straw ban unanimouslyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | NBC2 News

    Plastic straws will no longer be sold on the island of Sanibel. The ordinance was approved unanimously on Monday.

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  15. These are the beaches that currently have high levels of red tideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... beaches either have low red tide or none to report. The beaches that have high red tide are Osprey Way in Captiva, Sanibel Lighthouse, Lighthouse Beach, Coon Key, offshore on Gasparilla Pass and offshore on Redfish Pass. "Come to the beach and take ...

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  16. Sanibel Causeway tests high for bacteria, health advisory issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The Department of Health in Lee County is asking the public not to enter the water near the Sanibel Causeway due to high levels of bacteria. The DOH says they found the bacteria through routine testing, and that water contact may pose an increased risk of disease.

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  17. Red tide and green slime: Florida faces epic statewide fight with algaeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... variety may link to neurodegenerative illnesses, say some scientists who are investigating. Rae Ann Wessel of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation inspects algae in the Fort Myers area. (Kevin Spear / Orlando Sentinel) For decades, Florida's ... 2 comments

  18. Edison Reef becoming dead zone, researchers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    "When we dove the Edison reef, on Tuesday, we saw nothing," said Rick Bartleson, a water quality scientist with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. The dead marine life sinking to the bottom of the Gulf is contributing to what researchers call a dead zone.

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  19. Southwest Florida ForecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | Florida Sportsman

    ... can be a struggle. I got a note from an angler that said the pilchards have been hanging around the pilings of the Sanibel Bridge. There's not much to report from the beach, due to the resent weather, but I'd sure make it a point to give it try. The ...

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  20. Sanibel's Ruane president-elect of the Florida League of MayorsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 4 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    While attending the recent Florida League of Cities Annual Conference, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane was unanimously elected president-elect by the Florida League of Mayors. The Florida League of Mayors is an organization for mayors, which was founded and developed by mayors.

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