Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff is pleased to announce the Bank has made a long-term commitment to education at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge by underwriting an outdoor learning space known as The Perch.


“With the creation of The Roost gathering place at Ding Darling, there will be so many great new ways for people to spend time in and learn about the natural world that surrounds us,” said Roepstorff. “It’s our honor to underwrite The Perch as a new space to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike for generations to come!”


The Perch will provide “cubby” seating for use by small groups of up to nine people. This u-shaped area is designed for more intimate storytelling and opportunities to connect with nature.


To learn more about The Roost, visit


Bank of the Islands is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades.