SCCF (the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) is proud to recognize Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille as a sponsoring partner for SCCF’s new magazine launch.


“This new magazine is a great vehicle to give our members and neighbors a deep dive into the nature that surrounds us and the work SCCF does to protect it,” said SCCF CEO Ryan Orgera. “It’s just terrific that Doc Ford’s has joined us as a funding partner for the first issue.”


The magazine, to be named Connecting You to Nature, will be published twice annually in the winter and spring. The first issue will be mailed island-wide and to all SCCF members in mid-February. It is intended to deepen readers’ 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 this year we’re happy to help share their stories in the Connecting You to Nature magazine.”


The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company will be joining Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille as the funding co-sponsor for the inaugural issue. Companies interested in future underwriting opportunities are invited to contact SCCF Development Director Cheryl Giattini at 239-395-2768.


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