On Friday, Sept. 30, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) will host The Watch Party, an indoor-outdoor fundraising event supporting SCCF’s Coastal Watch, which carries out volunteer-driven, community-based marine conservation initiatives.


The Watch Party will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. at SCCF’s Sanibel Sea School (455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel) and will feature:


  • Live music from Uproot Hootenanny
  • A shrimp boil, other good eats, craft beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • A casting competition, 50/50, and more fun ways to give


“Funds raised at The Watch Party will help ensure the continuation of SCCF’s Coastal Watch and its valuable citizen science work that preserves and strengthens Sanibel and Captiva Islands against threats like sea-level rise and harmful algal blooms,” said James Evans, CEO of SCCF. “We’re thrilled to be putting Coastal Watch in the spotlight through this event and are really hoping the community comes out to support us.”


Coastal Watch is dedicated to preserving Southwest Florida’s estuaries and oceans for future generations — a mission it carries out with the help of committed volunteers who execute projects such as mangrove planting, oyster gardening, beach litter cleanup, and more.


Sponsorships of all levels are available for The Watch Party. Interested parties can contact SCCF Development Director Cheryl Giattini at 239-822-6121 or [email protected].


Tickets will be available Aug. 24 at https://coastalwatchparty.eventbrite.com.


Founded in 1967, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s mission is to protect and care for Southwest Florida’s coastal ecosystems through its focus on Water Quality Research, Policy and Advocacy, Sea Turtles and Shorebirds, Native Landscaping, Habitat and Wildlife Management, and Environmental Education.