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.

Sea turtle nests monitored each year
Acres of land conserved
Square miles of water quality monitoring
Shorebird species surveyed
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Conservation Partners Oppose Code, Plan Changes at South Seas on Captiva

On June 6, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to hold a public hearing to change the Land Development Code (LDC) on Captiva in ways that would jeopardize its historic low-rise, low-density ambiance. “Our communities on...
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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.