The sea turtle nesting season is here! On April 27th, the first loggerhead nest of 2022 was laid on the west end of Sanibel. We are hoping to come together for the fifth year as combined neighborhoods to participate in SCCF’s Adopt -A-Beach program benefitting sea turtle monitoring and research. Last year our two neighborhoods contributed $2725.
Last year our Gulf Pines and Gulf Shores beach hosted 32 Loggerhead nests. From that group 2026 hatchlings emerged successfully. Historically, green turtles have not nested in large numbers along the Gulf coast, but two green turtle nests were laid on our beach last year with 60 hatchlings emerging.
The program’s goals are simple:
1. Promote beach stewardship by keeping the beaches clean and trash free, and following beach lighting code regulations.
2. Try to raise $2 for every foot of our joint 2,340 feet of shoreline.
Funds are used solely for supplies, equipment, and interns dedicated to sea turtle monitoring and research. Research supported by Adopt-A Beach effort includes evaluating the impact and lingering effects of catastrophic Red Tide Bloom on nesting females and their hatchlings. A multi-year research project evaluating the impacts of sand characteristics on water drainage rates and nest incubation temperatures, and subsequently hatch and emergence success, was launched last year. This study will provide guidance on the potential impacts of introduced sand on our beaches. The results will aid in the development of science-based strategies to reduce risks associated with renourishment projects.
The attached PDF contains a tear-off stub that you can submit with your donation. Alternatively, you can donate directly online at https://donorbox.org/sccf-adopt-a-beach. When your request and payment are processed, you will receive a receipt for your tax-free contribution and receive neighborhood email updates. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you from your neighbors connected by nature!
The regular meetings of the Gulf Pines Board of Directors are held on the third Wednesday of every month. Monthly Meetings start at 8:30. Future meetings are listed on the calendar on the website. The next few scheduled board meetings are on June 15, July 20, August 17th, and September 21st.
The latest agenda is given here:
Currently all meetings are conducted virtually using Zoom. The meeting ID is always 873 1786 7099, you can find the required Passcode in the Board and Committees’ page on this website, or in the meeting notification mailed to you prior to the meeting. To call in, dial the zoom telephone link at 1 312 626 6799 and use the same ID and password. To call in from overseas check the zoom website for local numbers, https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcVvOyjUu
Gulf Pines now requires that residents, renters and guests who wish to park in the lot by the tennis courts display a permit in their car or golf cart.
There are two types of permits, one for homeowners (decals) and another for renters and guests (hang tags).
Permits can be requested by sending an email to: email@example.com. Your request for a permit, whether a homeowner, renter or guest, should include your name(s), your address in Gulf Pines, and phone number, along with the vehicle make(s), model(s) and tag number(s). Permits will be delivered to mailboxes within 1-2 days. If you are a renter or guest, please indicate this in your request.
You should have recently received a letter from Truist bank regarding how to pay this years annual Fees. In order for your account to be properly credited please ensure that you include the payment coupon with your check if you mail your payment via USPS. If you use any of the online payment method, please use the unique billing number, serial number, and lot number provided on the official communication. More instructions are provided on there website at www.truist.com/payments, and in the members area of our website.
If you do not receive the official letter, as a last resort, you may mail you payment to Island Management using the following instructions.
Make checks payable to Gulf Pines
Mail the checks to: Gulf Pines, C/O Island Management
PO Box 100
Sanibel, FL 33957
You must write your gulf pines address on the memo line of the check to emsure your check is properly credited to your account!
Fill out this form and submit to Island Management