Ding Darling to closed during storm watch
Due to preparations for Hurricane Irma, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island will be closing early on Wednesday Sept. 6 and will remain closed until further notice. The Visitor & Education Center will close at noon, and the Wildlife Drive and Tarpon Bay Recreation Area will both close at 4pm. All of our visitors and partners are urged to also take appropriate precautions for Hurricane Irma.
A safety assessment will be conducted post-storm. The refuge will reopen as soon as it is practically possible. Further announcements will be made at that time. To confirm refuge hours please call 239/ 472-1100 or check the refuge’s official Facebook page for the most current information: www.facebook.com/dingdarlingrefuge