provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Jim Fowler, publisher of The Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar, today announced a donation of $1,000.00 to The International Osprey Foundation based on Sanibel. This is the 34th annual donation from this publication to a conservation organization. Since first publishing the calendar in 1988 it has become a tradition each fall to donate a portion of the proceeds to one of the organizations listed inside the rear cover.
The International Osprey Foundation was selected because of its continuing worldwide efforts to promote and coordinate efforts to preserve the Osprey through information and education. The foundation also conducts monitoring activities, maintains a breeding data base, publishes a newsletter, and issues grant monies. The foundations web site, a treasure of Osprey information, also contains links to other organizations with live Osprey web cams.
“This is a large donation from a small publication but only a tiny drop of what is needed by our local nature organizations due to the destruction from hurricane Ian,” added Fowler. “I am confident the needed contributions for rebuilding the Island and all of our treasured organizations will soon be available.”
“Hurricane Ian has forever changed Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and all of Southwest Florida. But it will come back,” said Fowler. “It will take time. And I think it will be better than ever. Most of all the natural beauty of the Islands will recover. The birds and other animals will live their lives alongside the people of Sanibel & Captiva who appreciate and know the value of preserving wildlife and the natural habitat.”
Last fall $ 1,000.00 was donated to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. To date this publication has donated $27,689.25 to conservation organizations in Florida.
For additional Information, contact Jim Fowler at (859) 846-4164.