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  • ‘Ding’ Darling Receives Grant Toward Wildlife on Wheels Outreach
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:55 AM

    The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently received a $100,000 grant from a private family foundation toward designing, building, staffing, and implementing into educational outreach programming a Wildlife on Wheels mobile hands-on exhibit.

    To complete the project, DDWS is seeking additional donations equaling $155,000 to cover the cost of a heavy duty pick-up truck to haul the trailer plus design, equipment, supplies, and an educator.

  • SCCF Able to Purchase Skid-Steer for Wildlife & Habitat Management
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:16 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation received a $2,500 gift from Pfeifer Realty Group to be used for the purchase of land restoration equipment for wildlife and habitat management, including a John Deer skid-steer.

  • ‘Ding’ Tarpon Tournament Breaks Records with $125K Raised
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:37 AM

    The eighth annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on May 3 topped previous years’ fundraising efforts by netting $125,000 from tournament sponsorships, donations, and silent auction proceeds to benefit the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

  • 'Ding' Darling Refuge Free Summer Programs Begin June 5
    Tuesday, May 07, 2019 7:07 AM

    Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks, and nature crafts highlight the free summer programs running June 5 through Aug. 3, at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

    Summer programming is made possible by support from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. The schedule of weekly activities follows. No pre-registration is necessary.

  • 'Ding' Hiring for Summer Youth Conservation Corps Program
    Monday, May 06, 2019 10:41 AM

    The J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge is hiring one high school student for its annual Youth Conservation Corps summer program. The hired student will assist with maintenance and provide administrative support.

  • First Sea Turtle Nest of Season Found on East End of Sanibel
    Wednesday, May 01, 2019 11:09 AM

    The first sea turtle nest of the 2019 nesting season was found Saturday, April 27, on the east end of Sanibel Island. The loggerhead nest was discovered by volunteers Irene Nolan, Paola Wierda and Darlene Rizzo. It was screened to protect it against predation; the holes in the screening are large enough for hatchlings to emerge without assistance.

  • Sanibel Fishing Club Discussing Tarpon at Final Meeting of Season
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:25 AM

    The Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its final monthly meeting of the season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the north room of the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. It will begin with a 30-minute social time and the featured speakers will begin at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission and the angling public is welcome. Pizza and refreshments will be available at a nominal fee.

  • R.S. Walsh Announces April Photo Contest Winner
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:06 AM

    The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s April photo contest is Sandy Tannenbaum. The theme of the contest was “Living on the Wild (Life) Side.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook and Instagram pages and at the company’s Sanibel garden center. Visitors to the Facebook and Instagram pages and the garden center were able to vote on their favorites.

  • SCUCC Property Designated as National Wildlife Habitat on Earth Day
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:50 AM

    The Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ celebrated Earth Day, April 22, by having its property designated as a National Wildlife Habitat and unveiled a plaque from the National Wildlife Federation. It’s visible from the main stairway to the sanctuary.

  • Sanibel Sea School Offering Free Beach Walk; Final One of Season
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:09 AM

    Sanibel Sea School will offer one last free community beach walk this season. Join the organization’s marine science educators from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, to explore what has washed ashore. They will talk about any interesting organisms and objects found on the beach, share some basic shell biology, and answer any questions you might have.

    Meet at 9 a.m. at the Sanibel Sea School’s Flagship Campus, 455 Periwinkle Way. This event is free and family-friendly, no reservations are required. Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Learn more at sanibelseaschool.org.

  • Octifest Is Sea School's Annual Bayside Celebration of Ocean Love
    Monday, April 15, 2019 11:27 AM

    Octifest is Sanibel Sea School’s annual bayside celebration of ocean love. It was held Saturday, April 13, under a giant tent on Causeway Island A.

    Those who know Sanibel Sea School know that it is all about love for the ocean. Throughout the year, students explore the beaches, shorelines, gulf waters and estuaries of Southwest Florida to learn how we’re all connected on our ocean planet.

  • Sanibel Sea School Offering Free Guided Beach Walk
    Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 PM

    Sanibel Sea School will offer a free guided beach walk in April. Join the organization’s marine science educators from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, to explore what has washed ashore. They will talk about any interesting organisms and objects found on the beach, share some basic shell biology, and answer any questions you might have.

    Meet at 9 a.m. at Sanibel Sea School’s Flagship Campus, 455 Periwinkle Way. This event is free and family-friendly, no reservations are required. Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Learn more at sanibelseaschool.org.

  • It's Last Call For Beer in the Bushes Tickets
    Friday, April 12, 2019 7:00 AM

    It’s last call to purchase tickets for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s end-of-season fundraiser, Beer in the Bushes. It will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. This is a sell-out event, so don’t wait to purchase tickets.

  • Sea Level Rise Is Topic of SCCF Earth Day Presentation
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 PM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation will tackle the topic of sea level rise from multiple perspectives at the annual Earth Day presentation at 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd. There is no charge for the program, but registration is requested due to limited space.

  • SCCF Wildlife & Habitat Management Receives Gift for New Truck
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:00 AM

    A most welcome gift of $30,000 from John Madden has enabled Wildlife & Habitat Management to purchase a new truck for its monitoring of shorebirds, tortoises, frogs, sea turtles and much more.

  • The Story of Ospreys Told in CROW Program
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:04 PM

    Anyone who is curious about those large brown and white birds that nest high up and make a lot of noise should visit Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, for “The Story of Ospreys.”

  • SCCF Announces Tennis Tournament Presenting Sponsor
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019 9:42 AM

    The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announces Grampy’s Charities will be Presenting Sponsor of the 27th Annual Tennis Tournament, to be held on April 27-28 at Beachview Tennis Club, 1101 Par View Drive, Sanibel. The entry fee is $75 and the deadline for entry is Wednesday, April 24. To register or for more information, call Toni Halski at Beachview Tennis at 239-472-9099.

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