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Join SCCF for Earth Day

April 4, 2023

Find SCCF around Sanibel and Fort Myers throughout Earth Day weekend from April 21-23, 2023. See below for a breakdown of the events where we’ll have a presence.


  • SCCF at Earth Day Celebration & Electric Vehicles Show
    SCCF will join other nonprofits at the second annual Earth Day Celebration & Electric Vehicles Show at the Tribby Arts Center (13921 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers, FL) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include live music, a nature photography exhibit by Sallie Rich, plant-based food, electric cars and bikes, and talks focused on sustainability. Public welcome.


  • Earth Day Beach Cleanup and Breakfast
    Please join SCCF Coastal Watch in honoring our planet this Earth Day on April 22 by cleaning up Sanibel’s beaches. Volunteers can pick a section of beach to remove debris from 9-11 a.m. The cleanup will be preceded by a light breakfast provided by Bank of the Islands at the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 7:30-8:30 a.m.We are using our new volunteer software for this event, POINT, and new users will need to make an account before signing up. Please email with any registration issues. 


  • Reception with Congress Jewelers: 3-5 P.M.
    Join us for a special Coastal Watch-themed event with Congress Jewelers at the Bell Tower in Fort Myers (13499 S Cleveland Ave. #165).A specially designed mangrove necklace crafted in honor of Coastal Watch’s restoration work will be on display at the event. Orders can be placed at the event for: Sterling silver on an 18″ chain necklace ($110), 14K yellow gold pendant ($760 / $960 with 18″ chain necklace), and 14K yellow gold pendant with diamonds ($900 / $1100 with 18″ chain necklace). Orders can also be placed by contacting or 239-472-4177.

    Limited-edition Coastal Watch “Rooting for Resilience” T-shirts will also be for sale for $30. 

  • Beach Bucket Stations Re-launch at Bowman’s Beach and Tarpon Bay Beach
    For the first time since Hurricane Ian, Sanibel’s beaches will provide empty buckets near beach access points at Tarpon Bay and Bowman’s Beach so that beachgoers have a convenient way to collect debris. This sustainable initiative is a partnership between SCCF, the City of Sanibel, and Bailey’s General Store.We’re also in need of volunteers to monitor the beach buckets. If you’re interested, sign up here.
  • SCCF at Ding Darling Days at Lakes Park
    Join SCCF staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s 34th annual Conservation Carnival at Lakes Park. SCCF will have a fun game, and other activities include live music, food, face-painting, and more. DETAILS


  • SCCF at Sanibel School’s Seahorse Festival
    The Sanibel Sea School will be at the Seahorse Festival at the Sanibel School from 12-4 p.m. with a table and activity. The event includes food, fun, and games for the entire family! DETAILS


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