Refuge to close to public starting this weekend
The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will close starting Aug. 31 until further notice to take appropriate precautions for Hurricane Dorian, officials reported today.
Re-evaluation will be conducted post-storm. If there are no impacts, the refuge will reopen to the public. However, if there are impacts to the refuge further announcements will be made at that time.
To confirm refuge hours, call 239-472-1100 or check the refuge’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dingdarlingrefuge.