Press Release archives

Refuge Fact Sheet

DDWS Backgrounder

To request more information or images from our Photo Gallery, please contact Chelle Koster Walton.

 

 

 

‘Ding’ Darling announces high school photo contest winners 4/14

Earth Day at the Refuge features tours, free biking, arts, trash-talking 4/14

‘Ding’ Darling Upcycle! Art Fest web gallery open 4/14

Clyde Butcher wraps up ‘Ding’ Darling lecture series 3/14

‘Ding’ film follows whale activist’s journey 3/14

TV fishing celeb Peter Miller to fish ‘Ding’ Darling tourney 3/14

‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament educates, conserves 3/14

Clyde Butcher wraps up ‘Ding’ Darling lecture series 3/14

‘Ding’ film follows whale activist’s journey 3/14

'Ding' lecture explores local amphibians, reptiles 3/14

‘Ding’ film pays homage to extinct bird species 3/14

‘Ding’ Upcycle! Art Fest to showcase Andrew Corke 3/14

Lee County, ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Society complete acquisition of historic Woodring property 3/14

Follow the Florida panther’s road to recovery at ‘Ding’ lecture 3/14

Refuge to host summer-long Sea Monsters exhibit from Mote Marine Laboratory 3/14

Go inside Everglades-captured pythons at next ‘Ding’ Darling film 3/14

 Citizen birding next up on ‘Ding’ lecture series 3/14

‘Ding’ Darling welcomes South Seas as accommodations partner 3/14

Refuge, DDWS honor volunteers 3/14

‘Ding’ gets on the map – the Google map, that is 3/14

 DDWS Board welcomes new members 2/14

 ‘Ding’ Darling hosts Fakahatchee Strand biologist 2/14

‘Ding’ Darling lecture to project hope for whooping cranes 2/14

 Save the date for Earth Day at the Refuge 2014 2/14

‘Ding’ Darling film series examines wolves dilemma 2/14

'Loving mangroves' topic of ‘Ding’ Darling lecture 2/14

Special ‘Ding’ lecture explores nutrient pollution 2/14

Save the date for third annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament 2/14

Magnificent frigatebird tracking topic of ‘Ding’ Darling lecture 2/14

‘Ding’ Darling to air March of the Penguins 2/14 

Tarpon Bay Explorers tops $50,000 in ‘Ding’ contributions 2/14

‘Ding’ announces menu, new auction items for Trailgate Party 2/14 

Deadline approaches for ‘Ding’ Darling high school photo contest 1/14

Re-enactor brings Audubon to life at ‘Ding’ Darling 1/14

‘Ding’ Darling Film Series celebrates Sanibel’s natural legacy 1/14

Celebrity birding authors to speak at ‘Ding’ Darling 1/14

Trailgate 2014 features roseate spoonbill, live and silent auctions, tailgate food at ‘Ding’ 1/14

March 31 deadline for ‘Ding’ student scholarships 1/14

Refuge welcomes new education intern 1/14

Discover ‘Ding’ app to combine learning, technology, fun 1/14

Refuge welcomes biology interns 1/14

‘Ding’ Darling Film Series delves into the ocean’s deepest mysteries 1/14

‘Ding’ lecture reverts to old Sanibel 1/14 

‘Ding’ lecture series opens with law-breaking tales from the Florida backwoods 1/14

“Ding” Darling kicks off Film Series inside animal houses 12/13 

Refuge programs begin Jan. 2 12/13

Save the date for inaugural Upcycle! Art Fest at ‘Ding’ Darling 12/13

‘Ding’ Darling announces photo contest for high schoolers 12/13

DDWS approves new emeritus board member 12/13

New intern, staff for DDWS 12/13

DDWS announces student photo contest winners 12/13

DDWS awards $5,000 in school conservation education grants 11/13

‘Ding’ Darling plans his and her holiday happy hours for shoppers 11/13

Save the date: Get ‘in the pink’ at ‘Ding’ for February Trailgate Party 11/13

‘Ding’ Darling lecture series features nationally acclaimed experts 10/13

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Days photo contest winners 10/13

Duck Stamp artists, workshops headline free Conservation Art Day 10/13

Refuge welcomes new education intern 10/13

 Tarpon Bay expands free 'Ding' Days tram tours offerings 9/13

 Free ‘Ding’ Darling Kids Fishing Derby casts off on causeway Nov. 9 9/13

DDWS teacher grants deadline approaches 9/13

‘Ding’ Darling to celebrate National Public Lands Day 9/13

Celebrity birders Don & Lillian Stokes return for private refuge birding tours 9/13

Wildlife Drive to reopen at ‘Ding’ Darling 9/13

‘Ding’ Family Fun Day targets archery skills 9/13

'Ding' welcomes new shared-use intern 8/13

‘Ding’ Days 2013 spices up calendar with new activities, events 8/13

Free Family Fun Day, puppet parade, art day highlights of ‘Ding’ Days 2013 8/13

Officials cut ribbon on Wildlife Education Boardwalk at ‘Ding’ 8/13

 Refuge staff finds cane toads on Sanibel 7/13

   DDWS meets preservation campaign goal 7/13


‘Ding’ Days photo contest is under way 7/13 

Anonymous donor ups Upcycle! Art Fest prize monies 7/13


‘Ding’ Darling awards scholarships for environmental studies 6/13


Doc Ford’s steps up again for “Ding” Days sponsorship 6/13


Save the date for inaugural Upcycle! Art Fest to benefit ‘Ding’ Darling 6/13

Refuge unveils artistic welcome archway sculpture 6/13

Refuge welcomes boosts in summer staffing 6/13


New Jr. Refuge Manager program joins ‘Ding’ summer line-up 5/13

Save the date for 24th annual “Ding” Darling Days 5/13


Interns get new housing at ‘Ding’ Darling 5/13


‘Ding’ tarpon tournament reels in $40,000 for conservation; 2014 dates announced 5/13

‘Ding’ Darling celebrates National Trails Day with new entryway 5/13

    
Hoteliers pledge assistance to ‘Ding’ Darling in sea turtle education 5/13

    
DDWS debuts Live Refuge Cam web page 5/13


‘Ding’ Darling summer programs begin May 21 5/13


Fair weather smiles on ‘Ding’ tarpon tournament 5/13


‘Ding’ adds monthly close-up nature photo workshop to summer programs 5/13


‘Ding’ Darling celebrates National Trails Day June 1 4/13


Philanthropy Journal honors islander with Exceptional Volunteer Award 4/13


Public invited to ‘Ding’ Tarpon Tournament after-party 4/13


‘Ding’ Darling expands summer programs 4/13

Bike, hike, and learn during Earth Day at the Refuge 4/13

 
Original painting to benefit refuge Preservation Campaign 4/13

Children’s Education Boardwalk construction begins at ‘Ding’ 4/13

Earth Day at the Refuge features tours, crafts, trash-talking 3/13


Anonymous mangrove cuckoo sculpture bidders, donors thank Sprankle 3/13


‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament welcomes Presenting sponsors 3/13


Challenge donation puts ‘Ding’ campaign at goal’s threshold 3/13


Last in ‘Ding’ Film Series follows the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition 3/13


Ding’ campaign steps up efforts as it nears goal 3/13

Final ‘Ding’ lecture spotlights Sanibel sea turtles 3/13

 
Celebrity birding authors Don & Lillian Stokes to sign new book at ‘Ding’ 3/13

‘Ding’ lecture brings on the fire guys 3/13


Donation of $15,000 boosts ‘Ding’ campaign to $1.2 million mark 3/13

 
‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament educates, conserves 3/13

‘Ding’ Film Series focuses on global plastic addiction 3/13

Author visits Southeast’s coastal birds at upcoming lecture 3/13

Refuge welcomes 2 new education interns 3/13
 
‘Ding’ breaks ground for Children’s Education Boardwalk 3/13
 
Darling documentary part of ‘Ding’ Film Series 3/13
 
‘Ding’ lecture follows refuge wildlife outreach to Asia 2/13
 
Learn how to ‘read a beach’ at ‘Ding’ lecture 2/13
 
'Ding' Darling Film Series presents special filmmaker showing 2/13
 
Celebrity birding authors Don & Lillian Stokes to lecture at ‘Ding’ 2/13

Islanders’ donation bring Refuge Preservation Campaign total to $844K 2/13

New faces at the refuge 2/13


Refuge staff honors volunteers 2/13


‘Ding’ lecture to reveal secret lives of snowy plovers  2/13


Cuckoo for ‘Ding’ sold out, remote auction open to all 2/13


“Ding” Darling continues Film Series with overfishing wake-up call 2/13


“Ding” Darling continues Film Series with stunning bird flight cinematography 1/13

Fishing author to speak at ‘Ding’ about fish habitats, responsible fishing 1/13

‘Ding’ announces menu, new auction items for Trailgate Party 1/13
 
Registration opens for ‘Ding’ Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament 1/13

‘Ding’ Darling steps up fundraising for Refuge Preservation Campaign 1/13

Artists Century, Ferrell donate works to ‘Ding’ Trailgate auction 1/13


‘Ding’ Darling continues Film Series with birds of paradise 1/13


‘Ding’ lecture gets scandalous 1/13


Tarpon Bay Explorers sweetens ‘Ding’ preservation campaign pot 1/13

‘Ding’ Darling announces campaign to purchase Woodring property 1/13
 
‘Ding’ lecture takes a close look at alligators 1/13
 
‘Ding’ Darling to unveil crocodile exhibit 1/13

 2012 Press Releases
   

2011 Press Releases

2010 Press Releases

2009 Press Releases

2008 Press Releases