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F.I.S.H. providing copies of Hurricane Resource Packet

Each year, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva works with the city of Sanibel, Lee County Emergency Management, local hotels and others to plan for hurricane season. As a result of the collaboration, F.I.S.H. develops its Hurricane Resource Packet, which is available to anyone who requests it. The ...

Sanibel Sea School offers marine science opportunities through resorts

In addition to offering ocean experiences at its flagship headquarters on the east end of Sanibel, the Sanibel Sea School has partnerships with resorts on both islands to deliver unique, on-property marine science learning opportunities for children and families. “One of the benefits of ...

Students celebrate Earth Day at preserve

Students in Jennifer Hall’s second- and third-grade class at The Sanibel School explored the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Pick Preserve on Earth Day, April 22. SCCF Educator Richard Finkel discussed Earth’s geological components with the students, who then documented the ...

SCCF policy team gets drone to document water quality changes

Two weeks ago, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Research and Policy Associate Leah Reidenbach collected the first images of water quality conditions in the San Carlos Bay from a drone recently purchased with grant funding provided by the Coastal and Heartland National Estuary ...

Southwest Florida chamber explores Tarpon Bay

On May 7, Tarpon Bay Explorers hosted members of The Chamber of Southwest Florida to kayak through the mangrove forests of Tarpon Bay on a guided tour. More than 20 individuals from a myriad of regional businesses experienced the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge from the water. ...

Refuge welcomes new resident volunteers

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge offers a Resident Volunteer program to help with its staff shortfalls. Volunteers receive space and hook-ups for their RVs in exchange for their hours spent helping with maintenance, education and visitor services. In April, the refuge ...

She Sells Sea Shells donates to SCCF

She Sells Sea Shells raised $500 from the sale of reusable shopping bags as part of an ongoing commitment to offset plastic bag pollution and support the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's conservation efforts. The shop is donating $1 to the SCCF for every bag sold and has earmarked the ...

SCCF welcomes new wildlife biology intern

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Wildlife & Habitat Management Program recently welcomed intern Kaity Seitz, who will be a part of the Terrestrial and Freshwater Turtle Research team. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of ...

Southern beeblossom is drought-tolerant no-fuss option

Southern beeblossom (Oenothera simulans) is an herbaceous perennial wildflower that blooms in the spring and continues to flower throughout the summer. Its wispy wand-like stems reach up to 6 feet and are topped with clusters of white flowers, which turn pink a day after emerging. As its common ...