To all our members and friends,
We all have our special memory of paradise. Our pristine beaches and proximity to its wildlife were big reasons we chose this island for our home. Both have taken a beating from Hurricane Irma. In good news, the bald eagles at the Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary rode the winds of Irma and are both safe and busy putting their nests back together. The burrowing owls, our smallest raptors, also showed incredible will to survive. Some have
returned to their burrows and you hear them calling each other at night. Taking a lesson from our wildlife – we’ve started rebuilding our “nests and burrows” as well. Each day brings a new ray of hope.
Here are photos of locations on Marco that are getting back to normal.
For those still without power here are air conditioned relief areas and cell phone charging locations:
- Police Station Lobby – 51 Bald Eagle Road
- Fire Station Lobby – 1280 San Marco Road
- San Marco Catholic Church – 851 San Marco Road
- First Baptist Church of Marco – 1450 Winterberry Drive
- Marco Island Library – 210 S. Heathwood Drive
Stay Strong Marco Island! We hope to see you at our first event in October.
Details to follow.
Dave Rice, President
Caxambas Republican Club
It was good to see the Big Green Truck picking up household trash on Monday, Sept. 18th
Residents starting the long clean-up process
The U.S Flag, standing proud! A message of Marco's indomitable spirit of determination!
The Marco Cat at the Historical Museum, standing firm, having used most of its 9 lives to stay grounded
Publix Supermarket at San Marco/So. Barfield on limited hours and some supplies are limited
Sunshine Ace on San Marco Road - open for business, a hub of activity for homeowners and contractors
Typical scene at Tigertail lagoon with a colony of wading egrets looking for breakfast
The majestic osprey at its usual morning perch on Sand Dollar Island. The driftwood used to be on a sandy part of the beach. Hurricane Irma has changed the contours of Sand Dollar Island
Marco Island Yoga is back on South Beach for its Saturday morning yoga session.