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Thursday, June 21 2012
The following notice was posted by the City of Sanibel earlier this afternoon.

I'm really glad the Bear is getting a new - more comfortable home!



Sanibel Black Bear

Relocated Off-Island

 

 

Today, at approximately 1p.m., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) successfully tranquilized the Florida black bear that was first detected on Sanibel Island last June. Over the past 10 days, the black bear began to demonstrate nuisance behavior. The City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department, Sanibel Police Department, Public Works Department and the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, worked in conjunction with FWC to safely relocate the bear off-island. FWC officials estimate the male bear to be 3.5 years old and between 200 and 250 pounds.

 

Last evening, at approximately 10:12 p.m., the City of Sanibel received a 9-1-1 call when the bear was nearly hit by a vehicle on East Periwinkle Way. The first confirmed sighting of the black bear on Sanibel was June 27, 2011, when a remote wildlife camera at J.N 'Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge captured an image of a sub adult Florida black bear, approximately 1.5 years old, weighing 40-60 pounds. The bear was photographed by a motion activated, infrared camera at the Bailey Tract. Since 2011, there have been numerous confirmed sightings of the black bear on Sanibel.

 

In making this announcement, Sanibel City Manager Judith Zimomra stated, "Through our Vision Statement, the City of Sanibel places the highest priority on protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. In the case of this black bear, over the past two weeks, it became very clear his opportunity to live a long happy life would be best off-island where he can find a mate and live the remainder of his years happily and safely in a more natural, non-residential bear habitat." Zimomra further stated, "Over the last several days as the bear began to frequent neighborhoods, including porches, our community was extremely helpful in detecting the bear's patterns with their prompt phone calls to the Sanibel Police Department, reporting the whereabouts of the bear. Additionally, through their knowledge of our island and habitat, our City employees were particularly useful partners to the FWC during this endeavor."

 

Black bears are native to Florida and are protected under state and federal laws. Dwindling populations in Florida has caused this sub species to be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. It is illegal to approach or harass this animal.

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Posted by: Sarah Ashton AT 02:52 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, June 20 2012

The  Blind Pass Dredging Project is Underway

The Blind Pass maintenance dredging project began June 18th. Approximately 120,000 cubic yards of sand are slated to be dredged from the pass and used to re-nourish the eroding shoreline at the western end of Bowman's Beach. Fishing from the bridge is prohibited during the maintenance dredge, which should take about 65 days. 

I'll keep you posted as the project proceeds!



 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Sarah Ashton AT 07:31 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, June 15 2012
 Breakers West
One of our favorite, and popular locations, for owners and returning guests is the Breakers West Condo located at 3041 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island.
Built in 1972, and just steps to the beach, Breakers West is available for weekly rentals. There is an onsite rental office for the convenience of owners and returning guests.
The condo is on the small side with only 18 two bedroom, two bath units. The unit sizes are 1250 square feet and overlook the pool and manicured grounds.

Currently there are no units for sale, but if you are interested I can keep an eye out for units being listed and contact you right away! As with any Sanibel or Captiva property, just Contact Me and I can help you with your island dream!

To see a tour of this property you can Click Here for a visual tour, or Here to check out my Breakers West webpage.

Pictured to the right is the beach in front of Breakers West! Our beaches are famous for shelling, fishing or just relaxing in the sun!

If you want a bit of exercise before taking a dip in the cool waters, Sanibel has over 20 miles of biking/walking trails for you to enjoy!

This is a great time for you to investigate all the properties available on Sanibel and Captiva Islands! Prices are very reasonable and mortgage rates are at historic lows. I am an island resident and I would love to show you my islands as well as answer your questions concerning Sanibel real estate and Captiva Island real estate!Contact me!!

Also, I just had a HUGE reduction in price for one of my listings! A 1/2 duplex located at 1390 Middle Gulf Drive in Sea Pines subdivision. This home is just steps to the beach! The unit was $579,000 and now the current asking price is $485,000, making this an incredible deal! CLICK HERE to check it out and watch a visual tour of the property!

Thanks for visiting my blog! 
Sarah

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