J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge was created as the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge on December 1, 1945, during the administration of Pres. Harry S. Truman. The refuge was renamed in 1967 to honor J.N. "Ding" Darling, a syndicated editorial cartoonist. He wintered on Captiva Island and advocated the establishment of the refuge. Situated on a barrier island in Southwest Florida, the refuge is a jewel among the 553 units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Sanibel, once cherished by the conquistadors, is renowned as one of the best places on the planet to collect seashells and watch birds. Now an island-city, incorporated in 1974, Sanibel is famous for its land development code, which helps make the city a special place. "Ding" Darling would not completely approve of what has happened to the island he once loved, but he would applaud the human effort that has saved the island's wetlands and nurtured his wildlife refuge.
ISBN: 9780738587523
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 184
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Charles LeBuff has selected a series of images and has written narrative captions that best portray the history of J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Throughout the book, LeBuff draws widely on his personal involvement with this special place. After all, it is here where he has spent most of his lifetime.
More About This Book