SCCF (the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) is proud to recognize Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille as a returning sponsor for the upcoming winter issue of SCCF’s Connecting You to Nature magazine.


“This magazine is a great means for our members and neighbors to take a deep dive into the nature that surrounds us and the work SCCF does to protect it,” said SCCF CEO James Evans. “It’s just terrific that Doc Ford’s has returned as a funding partner for this third issue.”


The magazine is mailed island-wide twice annually in the winter and spring. It is intended to give readers a greater understanding of how the land, water, and wildlife on and around Sanibel and Captiva depend on SCCF’s stewardship.


“Doc Ford’s has partnered with SCCF since the first year we opened our doors,” said Marty Harrity, Proprietor of Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille. “They have been the conservation stewards for our islands for more than 50 years, and we’re proud to return as a sponsor for this very worthwhile publication.”


As was the case in 2021, the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company joins Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille in underwriting this issue. Companies interested in future underwriting opportunities are invited to contact SCCF Development Director Cheryl Giattini at 239-822-6121.


Founded in 1967 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, SCCF’s mission is to protect and care for Southwest Florida’s ecosystems through its focus on Water Quality Research, Policy and Advocacy, Sea Turtles and Shorebirds, Native Landscaping, Habitat and Wildlife Management, and Environmental Education. For more information, please visit


With four Florida restaurants on Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and the Downtown St. Petersburg Pier, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is known as a caring corporate citizen within the communities where its family dining establishments operate. For more information, please visit