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Meet Charles LeBuff and Betty Anholt

A meet and greet with authors Betty Anholt and Charles LeBuff as they discuss and sign copies of their new book, Protecting Sanibel and Captiva Islands: The Conservation Story.


We’re so excited to welcome back these inspiring islanders to share their latest collaboration.

Charles LeBuff, who served as a refuge officer from 1958 to 1990, has also written Images of America: J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and other books on island history.

Island historian Betty Anholt is also author of the book Sanibel's Story: Voices and Images from Calusa to Incorporation.

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Protecting Sanibel and Captiva Islands examines the overarching impulse of island residents and visitors to protect what is here. “People from former presidents and cabinet level executives to those whose names have often been forgotten have made it their mission to guard the integrity of the islands’ natural systems,” reads the book jacket. “This book describes the evolution of the conservation ethic on the islands and how it continues despite numerous obstacles.”

You won’t want to miss this!

Earlier Event: December 27
December Book Club
Later Event: January 17
Paint Party with Laura Ball!