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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

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Address: 3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3100
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+1 239-472-2329
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:00

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Go and support the conservation foundation

You enjoy the island, right? Well, it doesn't conserve itself. Go over there and give them some of your money. Now that you know this you have to go. If you don't, you are bad... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
Jonathon H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

You enjoy the island, right? Well, it doesn't conserve itself. Go over there and give them some of your money. Now that you know this you have to go. If you don't, you are bad and should feel bad, SCCF does great work and there are some limited but terrific educational exhibits at the center. It's also a terrific spot... More 

Thank Jonathon H
Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The foundation is the island leader in preserving land and protecting Sanibel's wild life. Visit their nature center and the beautiful Homestead which is the former home of an original settler family. Walk the trails in both places.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The Bailey Homestead Preserve is worth walking or biking through especially at low tide so you can see the wildlife. We saw a whole flock of snowy egrets at a very close range. In a different location is the Natives Landscapes & Garden Center off the bike path along Periwinkle Way. I highly recommend the mangrove honey sold at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Great walking trails, wonderful nature talks and a great overview about the natural world that makes Sanibel Island such a great place to visit. This foundation should be on the "must visit" list for those who enjoy ecology, nature, and being outdoors. Bring your binoculars and take time to walk the trails to observe the wildlife. Sit in on some... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We almost always enjoy this favorite stop. This time the trails were totally overgrown. If we hadn't been there before there were spots that we would have missed the trail. what happened?

Thank thomas m
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We visited the new location for plant sales off Periwinkle Drive. We were amazed at the space and the selection. We noticed what seemed to be a teaching area to explain to visitors how to respect nesting birds, nesting turtles, and other wildlife. This area wasn't fully developed when we were there, but we find the concept intriguing and hope... More 

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Brutus, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The grounds are lovely, even better are the people associated with this group. We had one of their volunteers as our guide on a dolphin cruise, older man, dry sense of humor who made what would have otherwise been a very routine experience into a very informative and entertaining one. I was amazed the extent of his dolphin knowledge, he... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had never paid much attention to SCCF until this visit to Sanibel, when we visited their Nature Center, walked the Center's trails, stopped at the butterfly house, and realized how much they did to protect the island. The walks were lovely (through marsh, along a slough called the Sanibel River, amid local flora we'd never see elsewhere. We also... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

An interesting site support conservation research in the area. There is a welcome centre and a walking area (suggested donation $5 per person). However, they noted that there were not many animals to be seen and would be more of a view of the local flora.

Thank DJS1950
East Lansing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This trip was our third stay on Sanibel and we decided to join the organization that had played a significant role in creating this paradise. We also had a wonderful tour -- learning about the plants of the island.

Thank renbody

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