Building codes

Captiva building codes upheld in vote

The ongoing saga regarding the building codes in Captiva Island continues as Lee County Leaders meet to decide if taller buildings are feasible.

Captiva eaglets

CROW trying to determine cause of death of an eaglet on Captiva

Two eaglets have died on Captiva Island in January. Now, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is trying to figure out why one of them died. While the necropsy results have not yet come out or been verified, CROW has said vets found a broken, bloody feather and it’s likely that one eaglet […]

Sanibel feels effects of Tropical Storm Sally

Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Sally swept across Southwest Florida. A Tornado Warning was even issued Sunday evening. Sanibel and Captiva islands were some of the harder-hit areas with flooding along and in the streets. Many neighbors were worried about how wild weather could damage their property. That is currently Chris Widman’s number one concern. […]

Experts provide input on strengthening Sanibel, Captiva’s coast

Beach erosion and changes to our coastline both are not anything new to Southwest Florida, but still raise concerns. But Sanibel Island is working to stay ahead of the curve. As WINK News environmental reporter Stephanie Byrne explains, they’re turning to other countries for advice. Experts from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and […]