CROW’s 37th Taste of the Islands Announces Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank as Presenting Sponsor

Pictured left to right, Debi Neri, Taste of the Islands Chair, Rob Lisenbee, Vice President, Bank of the Islands, Willy Ocasio, Vice President & Offce Manager, Bank of the Islands, and Linda Estep, Executive Director, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW).


SANIBEL, Fla. (August 8, 2018) — The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) welcomes Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank as the returning Presenting Sponsor for the 37th Taste of the Islands.  This marks the banks’ ninth year as the Presenting Sponsor of CROW’s signature event.

CROW’s Executive Director Linda Estep welcomes their return: “We are extremely appreciative of Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank’s continuing support of CROW and our work saving local wildlife over the last 50 years.”

Taste of the Islands will be held on Sunday, November 11, at the Sanibel Community Park. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. The event features live music and showcases Sanibel and Captiva Islands’ vibrant and diverse restaurant community. Returning this year, event attendees can get a ‘taste’ of CROW and meet the Animal Ambassadors in the Sanibel Community House.

Admission to Taste of the Islands is $7 and children younger than 12 years of age are free.  Guests purchase CROW Bucks to get their “tastes” from participating restaurants.  Item prices range from one to six CROW Bucks. Admissions and CROW Bucks are available for purchase at the event and in advance through CROW’s website and can be picked up at the Will Call booth at Taste of the Islands.

Proceeds from Taste of the Islands ensure CROW’s continued success providing the highest quality care and treatment of injured, ill and orphaned wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care. Funds also support public educational exhibits at the Visitor Education Center. Healthy wildlife means a healthy environment for all of us.

For more information about Taste, sponsorships, or to become a participating restaurant, please contact Mary C. Schoeffel, Development Director at (239) 472-3644 #232 or


About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond.  Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.

About Bank of the Islands

Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of 34 “Best of the Islands” awards since 1999, including being chosen the Best Island Bank for 19 years straight. For more information visit

Click here for more event details and to pre-purchase your Admission and CROW Bucks!