Tag Archives: Tigertail Court

Bicycles Welcome on Marco

By Scott H. Shook Marco Island has quietly been building a bicycling infrastructure that can compare with any bicycling community in the U.S. With a combined 70 miles of in-road lanes and shared-use paths, cyclists on Marco Island can go virtually anywhere they wish—and do so safely—on the island’s bicycle facilities. That’s an incredible number when you consider the island ... Read More »

Council Wrestles With Roadways

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  At their last city council meeting members heard Public Works Director Tim Pinter speak to his plans to continue with the Annual Street and Roadway Repaving Program, which Pinter had budgeted just over $600,000. That program in 2017 would be able to pave approximately five miles of roadway in the area west of Collier Boulevard and ... Read More »

News From The Nest Three Times a Charm!

By Linda J. Turner, Communications Director Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary In the bald eagle nest at the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary are, not one, not two, but three eaglets! This is the first time in many years that more than two eaglets have hatched on this property. All three eaglets appear to be healthy, eating well ... Read More »

News From The Nest: Keeping An Eagle Eye On Bald Eagles, Paleo And Calusa

By Linda J. Turner Finally! There are two eaglets in the nest at the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. Last week, through a high-powered lens, two small, fuzzy, eaglet heads were seen reaching up for food being delivered into the nest by the adult eagles. One eaglet appears considerably larger than the other, an indication that the two ... Read More »

Local News From the Nest

By Linda J. Turner Director of Operations Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation This past February 21, the resident bald eagles, Paleo and Calusa, hatched an eaglet at the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary, formerly known as the Marco Eagle Sanctuary. In a little over three months, this healthy eaglet rapidly grew to the size of the adult female eagle. ... Read More »

Marco in Bloom Winners Announced

Submitted The 2016 Marco in Bloom winners and runners-up were announced at the May 2nd Marco Island City Council meeting. What a turnout to receive their awards! Recognition certificates were also given to every qualified participant. Marco in Bloom recognizes those that go above and beyond with their landscaping efforts. This year, many talented participants worked hard to create unique ... Read More »

No Fireworks During December Holidays

In Florida, the only legal fireworks for use by consumers, who don’t possess a special permit, are the firework types that are known as “sparklers”. “Sparklers” include Sparklers, Fountains, Snakes and Glow Worms. Illegal fireworks include Roman Candles, Bottle Rockets and any other fireworks that act as projectiles. If it explodes or is fired in the air it is illegal. ... Read More »

Agreement with Collier County Schools Allows Marco Eagle Sanctuary to Plan for Future

By Don Manley Enhancement plans for the Marco Eagle Sanctuary are moving forward now that a lease-purchase agreement has been finalized between the property’s owner, the Collier County school district, and the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation, which operates the Tigertail Court eco-park. The new agreement replaces a five-year lease the district and the foundation entered in 2011 that was to ... Read More »

Eagles Draw Art Patrons

By Steve Gimmestad steve@coastalbreezenews.com The streets of Marco Island were a little less crowded on Tuesday, February 10, and now we know why. The Marco Island Center for the Arts held its regular “Second Tuesday Reception” by hosting the opening of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation’s exhibit “Bald Eagle and Wildlife Art”. This was the highest attendance of all “Second ... Read More »

Fireworks: Illegal in Florida, Strictly Enforced on Marco Island

By Nancy Richie City of Marco Island Environmental Specialist As the holidays approach, fireworks will be for sale at stores or in tents set up along the roadway, but in Florida, they can only be used by special permit on farm lands or fish hatcheries to scare off nuisance animals. The only legal fireworks for use by consumers — who ... Read More »

Work Begins on Smokehouse Bay Bridge

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Despite a small glitch, work has begun on the city’s $8.625 million Smokehouse Bay Bridge project. On Aug. 4, bridge contractor Quality Enterprises USA began traffic pattern modifications to close the southbound portion of the bridge, which will allow work to begin on the major utility relocations and directional boring for the 20” water main ... Read More »

Welcome Back to the Nest

By Coastal Breeze News Staff  Over 175 supporters gathered at the Snook Inn on November 8 for the Marco Bald Eagle Sanctuary’s “Welcome Back to the Nest” celebration. Feathers and floral shirts filled the Chickee Hut as friends gathered to support Paleo and Calusa, the bald eagle couple that reside in the Sanctuary on Tigertail Court. It was revealed during ... Read More »

Welcome back to the nest celebration

By Linda J. Turner It is officially nesting season and the bald eagles are once again busy rebuilding their nest in the center of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary on Tigertail Court. Less than fifty years ago, there were many bald eagle nests on Marco Island. Today, there are only two remaining active nests on the island, one being at the ... Read More »