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Tales of a South Beach Parking Garage

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COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net Many have already heard or read rumors and innuendos about a supposed “parking garage” at South Beach. Being that I’ve been involved from the start, let me tell you how it began and where it is now. Will it happen? We have no idea. As your county commissioner, I was approached by some property owners on Marco Island who explained all the problems they were having with parking spaces for the South Beach area. They asked how the county would feel about building a parking deck over the parking spaces on our side of the ... Read More »

Sea Turtle Tidbits

By Coastal Breeze News Staff In order to learn more about endangered sea turtles of the Florida coast, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute hosts two sea turtle monitoring programs. Outlined at myfwc.com, the Statewide Nesting Beach Survey (SNBS) and the Index Nesting Beach Survey study and track nesting patterns of the five species of sea turtles that nest along Florida’s beaches. According to myfwc.com, “The Statewide Nesting Beach Survey (SNBS) program was initiated in 1979 under a cooperative agreement between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and ... Read More »

FINDING LOST TREASURE

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenws.com Ron Lord is a familiar face on Marco’s beaches. He’s also a familiar face on the beaches of Naples, Bonita Springs and Sanibel. However, it’s probably not his face that you’ve noticed, but rather the large metal detector he carries, searching for lost treasure. Ron has been combing the beaches of Southwest Florida for 35 years. “I moved to Naples when Marco Island was just a swamp,” Ron explains. “When I got here, you still had to take the ferry to get onto the island.” The then-fishing guide was sent to Vietnam and upon return was ... Read More »