Acquired: 1978212 AcresPrevious Owner: Green, Bailey, Finger, Newman

The Erick Lindblad Preserve comprises 212 acres behind SCCF's Nature Center. 

Acquired over the years 1971 - 1984, with multiple past owners, the lands that became the Nature Center protect a core component of the Sanibel River and the unique interior freshwater wetland. The preserve encompasses the Sanibel River, uplands, and a seasonal freshwater wetland - an unique feature for a barrier island. Our trail system will let you experience it all.

This preserve was renamed in 2018 to honor SCCF's retired CEO, Erick Lindblad.