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DDWS raises $2.7M toward Wulfert Bayous acquisition

By Staff | May 1, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge is seeking to acquire the 68-acre Wulfert Bayous parcel to complete a wildlife corridor between refuge, city, county, and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation lands.

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge continues to move forward with its project to raise a minimum of $3 million in private donations to complete the $9.5 million acquisition of Wulfert Bayous, the last large parcel of unprotected and undeveloped land on Sanibel.

Officials recently reported that $2.7 million has been raised in gifts and pledges toward the goal.

In addition, the DDWS continues to work with Lee County Conservation 20/20 for the possibility of receiving the remaining amount to purchase and protect the 68-acre property.

For more information about the campaign or to make a donation or pledge, visit online at www.dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/wulfert-bayous-preservation or contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller at 239-292-0566.