Nature's way: Rookery Bay Nature Festival spreads throughout Southwest Florida
Published 1/22/2014 at 4:52 p.m. 0 comments
Rookery Bay is a big place. Actually, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve stretches far beyond its namesake body of water, surrounding Marco Island and extending north to Gordon Pass in Naples and south far into the Ten Thousand ...
Feathered 'Friends': Friends of Tigertail invites watchers to a morning with the birds
Published 11/4/2013 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments
Breakfast with birds at Collier County's Tigertail Beach on Marco Island might conjure up a huddled group of diners deluged by hovering, cawing seagulls. On Saturday, nothing was further from the truth.Those attending "Breakfast and Birds" munched muffin
Tuning into nature: Rookery Bay hosts National Estuaries Day
Published 9/30/2013 at 11:34 a.m. 0 comments
Rookery Bay is all around Marco Island.There was a strong Marco presence at Rookery Bay's Environmental Learning Center (ELC) on Saturday for the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve's celebration of Estuaries Day. This is appropriate, with th
Tigertail Beach volunteers participate in global coastal cleanup
Published 9/23/2013 at 1:07 p.m. 0 comments
When it comes to keeping our beaches clean, people really do want to do the right thing. Well, not all people – not the ones who go to the beach and leave the trash behind that makes beach cleanups a ...
Waterways Advisory Committee will advocate for kayaks and paddle boarders, too
Published 9/23/2013 at 11:08 a.m. 0 comments
Since the Waterways Advisory Committee is tasked with looking over Marco Island's many miles of waterways, it needs to be concerned with human-powered watercraft as well as power and sailboats, said committee chairman Richard Shanahan.
Crawling with turtles: Marco's 'Turtle Lady' works to protect endangered loggerheads
Published 9/16/2013 at 1:17 p.m. 0 comments
It's not easy being a sea turtle. It's estimated that only one in a thousand sea turtles, the ones that do successfully hatch, survive to maturity. They fall prey to a host of predators, including raccoons, crabs, fish, and seabirds.
Citizen spotters help save Florida panther
Published 9/2/2013 at 7:40 a.m. 0 comments
A year after launching an online site for Florida panther sightings, state wildlife officials are finding the data useful, even if the occasional report turns out to be a fox — or even a monkey.
BP seeks halt to Gulf oil spill settlement payouts
Published 7/16/2013 at 8:11 p.m. 0 comments
BP has asked a federal judge to temporarily suspend all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company's 2010 oil spill while former FBI Director Louis Freeh investigates alleged misconduct by a ...
Tigertail Beach clean-up is Saturday
Published 7/11/2013 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
The Friends of Tigertail Beach will host their mid-summer clean-up on Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. until noon. All volunteers are welcome and will meet at the Tigertail Beach kiosk where they will be provided with work gloves, garbage ...
17 sea turtle nests lost in 2 days
Published 7/2/2013 at 10:52 p.m. 0 comments
Collier County officials said rain and strong surf destroyed at least 17 sea turtle nests (two each at Barefoot, Park Shore and Naples Beaches, five on Marco Island and six at Vanderbilt Beach). That's roughly 1,700 eggs gone in just ...
Sprucing up the shore: Volunteers get out early to keep Marco Island's beaches sparkling clean
Published 6/24/2013 at 8:58 a.m. 0 comments
Many hands made quick work of the litter along a long stretch of Marco's beach Sunday morning. Those hands, swathed in disposable – just not at the beach – plastic gloves donated by Publix, along with collection bags and bottled ...
FAA: Group must get new planes to guide whooping cranes to Florida
Published 6/15/2013 at 3:55 p.m. 0 comments
Operation Migration, which uses ultralight planes to lead endangered whooping cranes from Wisconsin to Florida for the winter, ran into trouble with the FAA because it pays salaries to pilots. FAA regulations say sport planes — a category that sometimes ...
Robert Kennedy Jr.: Environmental concerns in water dispute
Published 6/7/2013 at 1:14 p.m. 0 comments
Environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr. said in an interview that environmental concerns do not get enough attention in the conflict over water usage in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, which serve all three states.
Be ready: Your guide to the 2013 hurricane season
Published 5/31/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
As we head into hurricane season in Southwest Florida, emergency management officials are reminding residents to check their family's emergency plans and restock supply kits.
Florida panther kitten rescued in Collier, recovering from surgery
Published 5/16/2013 at 6:40 a.m. 0 comments
A 9-month-old Florida panther has been rescued after a Golden Gate Estates man spotted the injured kitten on his way to work.
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- Sep 23rd 2013 Coastal Cleanup, Marco Island
- Sep 16th 2013 'Turtle Lady' Mary Nelson
- Jun 24th 2013 Marco Island Beach Cleanup, June 2013
- Apr 11th 2013 Marco beach renourishment projects
- Apr 3rd 2013 South Marco Beach renourishment project
- Mar 21st 2013 Fakahatchee Cruise, 2013
- Mar 15th 2013 Dead manatee found on Marco beach
- Mar 14th 2013 'Big Sift' on Marco Island
- Dec 4th 2010 Palmetto Ridge students adopt a canal
- Aug 31st 2010 BP oil spill turtles get new home in…
- Aug 15th 2010 Crane tips, barge sinks causing Marco…
- Jun 15th 2010 RAW VIDEO: Peacock stuck in tree
- Feb 19th 2010 Dramatic manatee recovery
- Jul 31st 2009 Replanting the historic mound
- Jul 26th 2009 Python hunt in Everglades
- Mar 12th 2009 Jack Moran on the excavation of…
- Mar 12th 2009 Final flight, crash of the Flying Fifty
- Mar 5th 2009 Derelict boat removal
- Apr 3rd 2008 Rescuers remove 8-foot python
- Nov 26th 2007 Gumbo Limbo tree takes a boat ride