Water Quality Fall Facts in Southwest Florida: 23 Times in 25 Years.
Recently, Southwest Florida water quality studies undertaken by Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation found select locations containing karenia brevis, the organism that can bloom into red tide. According to a statement from SCCF, these findings represent "a typical fall bloom of medium concentration, which has occurred 23 times in October over the past 25 years, somewhere [...]
Welcome to the Beautiful Waters of Sanibel and Captiva
Imagine, if you will, a time when everything went just as it was supposed to. When everything you planned actually went every way that you planned it. A time when you didn’t worry about anything because there wasn’t anything to be worried about. A time when you lost track of time because living in the [...]
Water Resources Development Act – Authorized!
BREAKING NEWS! Thank you to everyone who contacted their representatives to request they pass the Water Resources Development Act. Congress has authorized the EAA Southern Storage Reservoir! The passing of this act authorizes the southern storage reservoir, mandates expedited Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) review, funds development of large-scale water filtration technology, and directs [...]
Beach & Water Quality Alert 10.6.18: Florida Fish & Wildlife Confirms Low to Zero Levels of Red Tide
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission's daily testing of Red Tide cell counts in Southwest Florida waters confirms today the findings reported on Thursday, October 4, by Dr. Rick Bartleson of the Marine Lab at Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation — the levels of Red Tide along Lee County's island coast are reporting as "not present" [...]
Beach & Water Quality Alert 10.5.18: Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Reports Zero Red Tide Cell Count
To ensure the safety and satisfaction of our guests, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts has been working closely with Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and testing Gulf water at our four resort properties for Red Tide for the past couple of months. We have seen a steady decline in levels of Red Tide (Karenia) concentration over [...]
Beach and Water Quality Update: September 20, 2018
Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts regularly and independently tests our beach water quality for red tide concentrations with scientists at Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation — in an on-going effort to provide accurate, honest and transparent reporting of current conditions. For the record, we are unaware of other island resorts providing this same public service. Thursday, September [...]