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the ocean environment. SCCF’S partner in the Ocean Conservancy’s 29th Annual
Coastal Cleanup is Keep Lee County Beautiful .
Participation is easy so bring your friends and family to the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation at 3333 San-Cap Rd between 9-12 am on Saturday,
September 19 to check in and pick up your Coastal Cleanup Data cards and trash
bags. Please bring your own water and gloves to reduce the use of plastic.
Lunch and snacks on the SCCF Nature Center porch will be available from 10 til
12 am as well as a dumpster to deposit your trash. Be sure to fill out your data card
and turn it in at SCCF.
Worldwide last year, 560,000 volunteers picked up 16 million lbs. of trash in 91
countries on 12,000 miles of coast. Cigarettes and food rappers topped the list of
things found with plastic bottles coming in third. Annually an average 1,500 Lee coun-
ty volunteers collect 10,000 lbs. of trash. Trash in the ocean is one of the most wide-
spread problems threatening our waterways and wildlife.... and it is all preventable.
If you have questions, want to reserve your favorite “clean up” spot, or get your
data cards ahead of time please call SCCF Sept. 14-18 at 472-2329 and ask for Dee.
See you at the Coastal Cleanup.
On August 11 at 10:50 p.m.,
the Sanibel Police Department
received a phone call regarding
an accident involving a man in a wheel-
chair on Casa Ybel Road.
Chief William Tomlinson said the
investigation showed the victim was
struck by a vehicle in the southbound lane
at 887 Casa Ybel Road.
“We are looking for a blue vehicle with
front end damage,” Tomlinson explained.
The victim has been identified as
Sanibel resident Douglas Tabor.
Police are seeking the help of anyone
who may have witnessed the accident. If
you have any information that can assist
the Sanibel Police Department with this
investigation, contact detective Mark
Steele at 472-3111 ext. 237.
The Lee County Mosquito Control
District (LCMCD) provides mos-
quito control for Sanibel and all
of Lee County. “Mosquito season” typi-
cally runs from May through October
and mosquito activity increases with
rain, particularly after heavy rains that
produce large areas of standing water.
Due to the abundance of mangroves,
wetlands and salt marshes, Sanibel is a
prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Island residents who may be expe-
riencing a high number of mosquitoes
can make a service request by visiting
PublicServiceRequest/ or by contacting
the LCMCD directly at 694-2174. If the
LCMCD receives complaints from a spe-
cific area or neighborhood, the District
dispatches personnel to conduct a mos-
quito count and, if warranted, will fog or
spray the area.
For additional information regarding
mosquito control on Sanibel, visit the Lee
County Mosquito Control District’s web-
site at www.lcmcd.org/.
It’s back to school time again as The
Sanibel School starts a new year of
classes on Monday, August 24.
The Sanibel Police Department
reminds all drivers to be cautious and
remember to stop to allow the bus drivers
to pick up and discharge the children in a
Vehicles in both directions must stop
when the school bus has its red lights on
and the stop sign is lowered. Also, the
speed limit in the school zone is 20 miles
Please do your part to keep our chil-
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Constance Clancy, ED.D.
Marion Hauser, MS, RD
Ross Hauser, MD
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Students from Lexington Middle School in Fort Myers volunteered to pick up debris last
year at Lighthouse Beach as part of the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup, spon-
sored by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Keep Lee County Beautiful and
the Ocean Conservancy. This year’s event will be held on September 19.
photo by Jeff Lysiak
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