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Help protect our sanctuary islands.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed.

There are three primary funding components sustaining our annual operations. The first is the grant monies and other income generated by our professional staff. The second is comprised of matching funds for those grants generously given by a small group of major donors. The third critical component is the Annual Fund Drive for which we seek the broadest possible community support. This year's Annual Fund Drive goal is $645,000. It is a goal we must meet in order to balance SCCF’s budget. Please click here to learn more.

Tax-deductible gifts to SCCF are put to good use in many ways.

We have acquired over 1,800 acres of wildlife habitat. The staff biologists manage that habitat and conduct research and monitoring for the wide variety of wildlife species that can be found on Sanibel and Captiva.

Our Marine Laboratory studies the estuarine environment and the impact of water quality issues most visibly by using the data from the six fixed-location RECON (River, Estuarine, and Coastal Observing Network) sensors. They monitor 90 linear miles of aquatic habitat in our watershed. The RECON sensor locations range from Beautiful Island (the closest sensor to Lake Okeechobee) to Redfish Pass ( which separates Captiva from North Captiva). The sensors provide real-time monitoring of key water quality and weather parameters, and are accessible on our web site.

Over 65,000 people a year are introduced to barrier island ecology through activities, events and programs. The Foundation involves hundreds of volunteers with sea turtle, nesting shorebird, plant propagation and other nature programs. People are encouraged to landscape for wildlife through our native plant nursery.

We could not do this without the strong support of our community. We encourage you to volunteer, to become a member, to support our Legacy Funds and to support our Annual Fund Drive.

SCCF is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations supporting our mission are fully tax-deductible.

SCCF gratefully acknowledges the anonymous donor who generously and fully funded development of this website.