Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center, in coordination with Charlotte County Parks and Recreation, will hold a youth fishing tournament this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the island’s north fishing pier.
All children 15 and under are welcome. There is no charge to participate, and bait will be provided. No lures allowed.
All children must be supervised by a parent. Bring your pole and tackle box, as well as your food and drink of choice, and come win some prizes. Call 964-2564 for more information.
Turtle Bay was the scene of a search and rescue operation early Monday morning, as two missing boaters were located after a little horseplay on their boat. New technology purchased by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office helped to rescue them.
The following is a prepared statement given by Rick Hirsch, an avid Boca Grande angler and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust representative, to the Federal Wildlife Commission at their Thursday, Sept. 6 meeting in Tampa regarding Charlotte Harbor.
Thank you Chairman Wright, FWC (Fish and Wildlife Conservation) Commissioners and hard-working staff. I appreciate the years you have devoted towards the protection of Florida’s ecosystems, its fisheries and specifically the Boca Grande tarpon issue.
BY MELISSA LATERZA - Ralph DiLena Jr. spent the first six years of his life on the Gold Coast of Long Island, in Huntington, New York.
“Huntington was very family friendly,” said Ralph. “I lived on a cul-de-sac with lots of friends. I remember building forts outdoors and riding bikes. It couldn’t get any better for a kid. I used to run with my dad at Walt Whitman High School. Sometimes he would take me for a milk shake afterwards. I recently went back for a visit and decided to relive some of those moments. I skipped the run and had a milk shake at the same place.”
Charlotte County’s Coastal Cleanup of 2012 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. until noon. Some local beaches, such as Little Gasparilla Island, are working on getting groups together to participate.
Supply pick-up will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the environmental campus, 25550 Harbor View Road in Port Charlotte.
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