October 8, 2002
The Sanibel Island Restoration Management Partnership will be presented the 2002 Coastal America Partnership Award. The Partnership, a team involving the City of Sanibel, The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, contractor Ferrier Industries, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will receive the award for its ongoing efforts against the invasive Brazilian pepper shrub.
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL
Wednesday, October 16, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
The Partnership’s ongoing efforts to eliminate the non-native, invasive Brazilian pepper shrub contribute to the restoration and enhancement of the island’s wetlands. Consequently, the populations of native species, such as marsh birds, wading birds, raptors, American alligators, and small rodents, are again increasing on the island. The award presentation is also a kick-off event for the Centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System (next March). The Coastal America partnership joins the efforts of federal agencies with those of state, local, and private organizations to collaboratively address environmental problems along our Nation's coasts
From Fort Myers, take Summerlin Road and go across the Sanibel Causeway.
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