Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Newsen-usFri, 1 Jul 2016 23:25:29 EDTFri, 1 Jul 2016 23:25:29 EDT coastal birds this 4th of July weekend Independence Day Weekend, Audubon and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking beach-goers to protect coastal nesting birds and wildlife by giving them space and keeping personal fireworks off beaches and waterways.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTSanibel offers an array of activities for the Fourth of July will celebrate its 26th annual Independence Day parade on Monday, July 4th. A slew of family-oriented activities will be offered in honor of the holiday. Celebrations begin as early as 7 a.m. and end in the evenin.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTMuch Independence Day fun to be had on Captiva Seas Island Resort has limited occupancy for their annual 4th of July weekend, which is slam packed with activities for the family to enjoy. The resort held a 4th of July celebration every year before Hurricane Charley impacted the area.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTSuccessful prescribed burn at Bailey Tract "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge had optimal conditions last week for a prescribed burn at Bailey Tract making it a very successful 120 acre burn. "We couldn't have asked for better conditions.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTShell Museum, CROW and Sundial featured on GMA the sun began to rise June 20, staff from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife gathered at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa for a live taping of Good Morning America, which highlighted National...Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT