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As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Address: 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Rd.
P.O. Box 839
Sanibel, FL 33957

Region: Southeast

Phone: 239-472-2329
Fax: 239-472-6421

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: City/Local
Organization Type: Nature Conservancy

Services this organization provides

  • Inventory and/or monitor endangered/rare species
  • Work on restoration projects
  • Natural habitat management
  • Wildflower or native habitat display on property
  • Support research with grants, awards, etc.
  • Conducts research
  • Publish research
  • Provide educational programming
  • Open to the public
  • Membership program
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
  • Propagate native plants
  • Native plant sales

Native Plant Focus: Since incorporating in 1967, we have acquired and preserved environmentally sensitive land on and around Sanibel and Captiva. This land includes critical wildlife habitats, rare and unique subtropical plant communities, tidal wetlands, and freshwater wetlands along the Sanibel River. Without protection, many of these areas would have been lost to residential and commercial development, either directly or by fragmentation of habitat. Over the years, with support of the community and visitors, we have: acquired over 1,800 acres of wildlife habitat; removed invasive, non-native plants and restored native vegetation; encouraged people to landscape for wildlife through our native plant nursery; introduced over 65,000 people a year to barrier island ecology; involved volunteers with sea turtle, nesting shorebird, plant propagation and other nature programs; and undertaken research on land and in our surrounding waters. The Foundation has approximately 21 full-time staff members, one part-time consultant, three interns, 300 volunteers, and 3,000 members. Six priority program areas foward its mission: Environmental Education, Land Acquisition, Landscaping for Wildlife, Marine Research, Sea Turtle Conservation, and Wildlife Habitat Management.

Description: The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of natural resources and wildlife habitat on and around Sanibel and Captiva.

Last Update: 2007-10-31
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