Shell Point named Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation


Shell Point is home to many varieties of birds, from anhinga and herons to pelicans and cormorants. 

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 21, 2021) – Shell Point Retirement Community has been designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. By employing sustainable practices and offering wildlife opportunities for natural sources of food, water for drinking and bathing, cover from weather and predators, and places to raise young, Shell Point satisfied the essential elements required to earn the wildlife habitat distinction. 


With its location on the Caloosahatchee River, Shell Point attracts dolphins and manatees. 

“Residents and staff alike appreciate the great beauty that surrounds Shell Point,” said Adam Hinds, Vice President of Operations at Shell Point. “Achieving this designation reflects our commitment to honoring the wildlife who also call Shell Point home.” 


Shell Point offers a welcoming environment for otters and an array of wildlife. 

Located on the Caloosahatchee River, Shell Point is surrounded by mangroves, trees and lakes that attract numerous wildlife, including a variety of birds, otters, turtles, dolphin, manatee and fish. 


Shell Point was named a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. 

“The natural setting of Shell Point’s 700-acre campus is a welcoming habitat for a robust wildlife population,” said Shell Point Director of Landscape Operations, Steve Morton. “We were named a Certified Wildlife Habitat because of our conscientious planning and sustainable approach to landscaping, with plenty of native plants and planted littorals along our water areas.” 


Flocks of white pelicans delight Shell Point’s avid birders. 

A sign commemorating Shell Point’s status as a Certified Wildlife Habitat was placed near the wetlands area across from Tribby Arts Center, Shell Point’s new state-of-the-art visual and performing arts facility designed to nurture the creative spirit and the engaged minds of the community’s residents. Additional lifestyle amenities include a championship 18-hole golf course with an elegantly appointed clubhouse, free boat docks with deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico, and miles of scenic walking and biking trails. For more information, visit www.ShellPoint.org. 


Herons find Shell Point’s golf course particularly appealing 

About Shell Point Retirement Community 

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, an arts center, coastal-inspired restaurants and outdoor cafes, salons and spas, fitness centers, tennis and pickleball, along with miles of scenic walking and bike trails and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131 


Shell Point is Florida’s largest continuing care retirement community. 

MEDIA CONTACTS: 

Shell Point Retirement Community 

Lynn Schneider: 239-454-2150 | lynnschneider@shellpoint.org 

Kara Hado: 239-454-8245 | karahado@shellpoint.org