Jensen’s Marina Returns as Band Sponsor for SCCF’s Beer in the Bushes


The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is proud to announce that Jensen’s Twin Palm Resort and Marina is once again the Band Sponsor for SCCF’s 5th Annual Beer in the Bushes. This outdoor craft beer tasting event is set for Saturday, April 9 from 6-10 pm at SCCF’s Nature Center.

“The Jensen brothers are among the very most engaged conservationists within the island business community,” said SCCF Board President Ron Gibson. “Their generosity for this year’s Beer in the Bushes will have a direct impact on the proceeds we can use to fight for water quality and to provide environmental education that informs the behavior of our residents and visitors.”

The Jensen’s Marina donation of $10,000 is allowing SCCF to bring world-class musical entertainment to Sanibel from the Big Easy. Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, famous for calling out “We Partyin’!” to sold-out crowds of revelers, are very popular headliners on the New Orleans music scene. Recording on the Basin Street Records label, Kermit is a favorite act at Jazz Fest, has been featured on HBO’s hit show “Treme”, and performed recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

“To say our family is proud to support SCCF would be an understatement,” said Jim Jensen on behalf of his brothers John and Dave. “It’s clear to us that SCCF, along with their marine lab, play a huge role in providing the public and our elected officials understandable facts about water conditions in SW Florida and work hard to offer clean water solutions.”

Proceeds from Beer in the Bushes supports SCCF’s mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Pricing for this fun evening is $50 per person for early bird buyers before March 13; $60 in advance; and $70 on the day of the event. Reservations and advance payment are requested; register online (preferred) at or call 239-472-2329.

Eight local microbreweries will be offering tastings of their finest craft beers. Four local food trucks will keep everyone happy and full. All tickets include $10 in TruxBux redeemable for dinner choices from any of the trucks. The event takes place at the SCCF Nature Center, located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel.

Jensen’s Twin Palm Resort and Marina is a full-service family-owned resort on Captiva Island’s Roosevelt Channel. To learn more about accommodations, boat rentals, fishing charters and other marina services, please visit or call 239-472-5800.

And don’t forget – the last day to purchase Early Bird tickets at $50 each is this Sunday, March 13th!