We would like to thank the Lee Board of County Commissioners for the approval of acquisition of 68 acres for the 20/20 Program!  This is a great step for water quality and conservation!

Today, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted in favor of supporting the acquisition of the 68-acre Wulfert Bayous parcel on Sanibel. The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Official) have been working with the county on the collaboration for more than a year to make the acquisition a reality.

“We were simply overjoyed to hear the commissioners’ decision,” John McCabe, who led the acquisition effort for DDWS, said. “Having partnered with the 20/20 program back in 2013 with the purchase of the Woodring Point property on Sanibel and again in 2017 for the 8.15-acre Wulfert parcel, we know what a win-win proposition this turns out to be for all parties concerned.”