Since incorporating in 1967, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has acquired and preserved environmentally sensitive land on and around the islands. This land includes critical wildlife habitats, rare and unique subtropical plant communities, tidal wetlands, and freshwater wetlands along the Sanibel River. Without protection, many of these areas would have been lost to residential and commercial development, either directly or by fragmentation of habitat.
Over the years, with support of the community and visitors, we have:
- acquired over 1,800 acres of wildlife habitat;
- removed invasive, non-native plants and restored native vegetation;
- encouraged people to landscape for wildlife through our native plant nursery;
- introduced over 65,000 people a year to barrier island ecology;
- involved volunteers with sea turtle, nesting shorebird, plant propagation and other nature programs; and
- undertaken research on land and in our surrounding waters.
The Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel, near mile marker 1 (about one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road). For info, 472-2329.
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. October through May
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. June through September
Nature Center & Trails, $5/adult, children and members free.
Please contact Alexis Horn with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org