Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) conserves coastal habitats and aquatic resources in Sanibel, Captiva and surrounding watershed. Their Marine Laboratory focuses on seagrass, mangroves, algal blooms, fish populations and shellfish restoration. RECON (River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network) provides real-time data on a 90-maile area. SCCF was founded in 1967 and manages 1,800 acres total on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Program areas include; Wildlife & Habitat Management, Sea Turtle Research and Monitoring, Environmental Education, Natural Resource Policy, their own Marine Research Laboratory and native Landscapes & Garden Center.