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Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

By Staff | Aug 20, 2020

Founded in 1967, SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on the islands and in the surrounding watershed. From its earliest days, it was known as a land trust with an impressive acquisition record.

The Nature Center features an interlocking maze of four miles of trails allows visitors to choose a short stroll or a longer walk through the quiet heart of the island, paralleling low lying wetlands and the Sanibel Slough. The inside of the center is temporarily closed for renovations.

Visit the Native Landscapes & Garden Center to learn how to encourage birds, butterflies, and other wildlife in your backyard, contribute to better water quality in local waterbodies, help fight the spread of invasive plants on wild lands and conserve drinking water supplies. Stroll through the demonstration gardens to gain inspiration for your property, or get answers to plant questions from an expert staffer. There are also plant related classes and workshops on a seasonal basis.

In addition, SCCF has six preserves open to the public.

For more information, visit www.sccf.org or call 239-472-2329.

The Nature Center is at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road.

The Garden Center is at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way.