Let us take that back. Every time Sanibel Island gets an award it means some Islanders worked very hard and have been recognized for it. In this case, it’s the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF).

SCCF received the Conservation Organization of the Year award by the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) at the 77th annual conservation awards banquet in June at the Naples Hilton.


Florida Wildlife Federation District VIII Director Franklin Adams, FWF President Manley K. Fuller, SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad and FWF Chair Jenny Brock with the award for Conservation Organization of the Year

According to the FWF, the award was granted “because of SCCF’s outstanding accomplishments on water quality, land use policy, sea turtle monitoring, and conservation education, among other important issues.”

In coverage about the award ceremony, the Island Sun newspaper reported that SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad paid tribute to SCCF’s founders, those who formed the organization in 1967, and to all who have worked since then to forward its mission to preserve coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island and in the surrounding watershed.

As the Sanibel Island beach resort so close and convenient in proximity to SCCF, West Wind Island Resort salutes the organization and encourages any guest at West Wind Island Resort to put a visit to the SCCF on their to-do list when here.