Protecting and Caring for Southwest Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems

Since our beginnings as a land trust more than 50 years ago, our mission-driven work has expanded to embrace protecting wildlife, restoring native habitats, monitoring water quality, educating our community, and advocating for our ecosystems.

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Sea turtle nests monitored each year
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Acres of land conserved
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Square miles of water quality monitoring
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Shorebird species surveyed
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First Sea Turtle Nest Laid by Leatherback

A leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) nest was found on Sanibel on April 24, marking the first sea turtle nest on Sanibel or Captiva Islands this season.  Leatherback nest density (measured in number...
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The ocean delivers strong messages. Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to giving everyone the chance to hear them. We offer:

  • Weekly camps and day programs
  • After-school programs
  • Family and group nature outings
  • Homeschool programs
  • Field trips
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SCCF’s Coastal Watch works with volunteers to restore habitat and promote environmentally friendly ways of interacting with our coastal environment. We offer:

  • Beach cleanups
  • Adopt-A-Mangrove
  • Oyster restoration
  • Sustainability projects

We Need Your Help to Rebuild and Recover

Hurricane Ian left our buildings and properties damaged and the Sanibel-Captiva area in great need of our work to preserve and protect our region’s wildlife, land, and water.