Conservation Through Acquisition
The first donation of land to SCCF came in 1968, as more than 12 acres in Chateau-sur-Mer. This parcel of land was a vital part of the interior wetlands, and started SCCF on a long history of acquiring lands to make Sanibel and Captiva what they are today.
Since that first piece of property, we have acquired over 2,100 acres of land around the islands, Fort Myers, Pine Island Sound, and Cape Coral.
Many of SCCF’s conservation lands are closed to the public, because they are being managed for specific habitats and wildlife. We try to minimize the amount of disturbances on these properties so wildlife is left undisturbed.
Sanibel's only retail garden center with 100% native plants. Located on our historic Bailey Homestead Property and staffed by our knowledgeable staff who can answer your plant questions.
Our team works with city and government partners to conduct prescribed fires on Sanibel, which helps reduce dead vegetation, promotes the growth of native plant species while inhibiting invasives, and enhances wildlife foraging by promoting new and healthy vegetation growth.