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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What the Rainy Season and La Niña Mean this Year for SWFL

Afternoon rains have made their return to Southwest Florida, offering relief from the sweltering heat that builds up throughout the day during summer in our subtropical climate.  With the expected...
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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.