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Recent Posts

Here  are our recent blog posts.
January 25, 2019
Bailey's General Store - Senate Small Business of the Week

Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Bailey’s General Store as the Small Business of the Week for the week of January 21-25, 2019. Bailey’s General Store is located on Sanibel Island, Florida. “Small businesses play a vital role in Florida’s […]

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January 24, 2019
Bee Box Class

SCCF will be offering a class to make your own bee box at the Bailey Homestead Preserve on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10:00am. Many of Florida’s solitary bees lay their eggs in hollow branches. Attract these wonderful pollinators to your own yard by making your own bee box! All materials will be provided, and participants will go […]

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January 11, 2019
SCCF Salutes Actions of Governor to Help Water Quality

SCCF CEO Ryan Orgera and Natural Resource Policy Director Rae Ann Wessel engaged in a roundtable briefing yesterday with the Governor DeSantis and the First Lady, Lieutenant Governor Nunez, along with other South Florida non-profit leaders in the fight for water quality, and regional legislative representatives. Following that meeting and a similar event DeSantis held […]

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January 7, 2019
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Partially Open

While the Visitor & Information Center at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (DDNWR) is closed due to the government shut down, access to Wildlife Drive remains open.  The 4-mile long Wildlife Drive allows visitors to take a self-guided tour either by car, by bike, or on foot.  Also, nestled on Refuge lands adjacent to Tarpon […]

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December 18, 2018
A Christmas Story on Sanibel

Not many local residents are aware that the author of a classic Christmas film lived out his days as a Sanibel islander. Jean Parker Shepherd was a 1950s radio personality, writer, and actor best remembered for the now-classic movie "A Christmas Story," a film he co-wrote and narrated and is listed as one of America's […]

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December 13, 2018
Sanibel Public Beaches

If you’re not staying on the beach or just here for the day, don’t worry, you can still get to the beach! There are many public beaches on both Sanibel and Captiva and they are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The On Island App (see links on our homepage) has information on […]

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