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8 Places Around Sanibel & Captiva Islands To Shop For The Best Outdoor Gear

Looking for some gear for your outdoor adventures? We've compiled a list of the best local places in and around Sanibel & Captiva Island to shop for all of your outdoor gear.

Make-A-Wish and 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Refuge Partner to Help Make Dreams Come True

A young boy with muscular dystrophy was recently granted a visit to 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Refuge and sworn in as the manager for the day, through a partnership with Make-a-Wish Southern Florida.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season has Begun in Southwest Florida: How You Can Help

Sea turtles are among the world’s oldest creatures and are made up of seven species. Nesting season began May 1 and continues through October.

Editor's Picks Events: It's All About the Beaches on the Islands in March 2018

Looking for something to do in March 2018? We've put together a few ideas for you mostly centered around beaches and the great outdoors.

J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge Public Meeting Today

Topics: planned prescribed burns on Sanibel Island; hydrological restoration at the Bailey Tract; and posting a state-mandated wildlife buffer zone around the rookery islands in Tarpon Bay.

Travel ‘Back in Time’ on SCCF Cruise Up the Caloosahatchee

While not exactly the small steam launch in the 1951 Bogart and Hepburn classic film The African Queen, it's still a leisurely drift up SWFL's most significant river, the Caloosahatchee.

Cayo Costa, Turtle Beach Enjoyable All Year Long

There are a few area campgrounds that offer a chance to camp by the beach, an activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Community Profile - Dot & Trouper the Blind Racoon of the Wildlife Education Project

Wildlife rehabilitator Dorothy (Dot) Lee says when she rescued Trouper, a blind raccoon, now 7 years old, it was actually he who saved her.

Fall Into the Subtropics: This Place Makes Your Senses Come Alive

Cayo Costa Island is a Florida state park accessible by charter or private boat, ferry or helicopter.

The Truth of a Junonia: Beautiful and Necessary for Survival

This excerpt from a memoir explores the beauty of seashells - the junonia in particular.

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