Protecting our water, land, wildlife, and future

What We Do

Our mission is to protect Southwest Florida's unique natural environment and quality of life...now and forever.

Hurricane Ian

von Arx Wildlife Hospital remains open as we recover from storm

The Conservancy Nature Center is closed to the public until further notice as we recover from Hurricane Ian.

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you find an injured animal in need of care, please call 239-262-CARE for help from our team of expert wildlife rehabilitators.

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Baby loggerhead sea turtle in the sand
Sea Turtle Monitoring

Record-breaking season on Keewaydin Island

Our 40th year of sea turtle research and protection has been record-breaking. On Keewaydin Island, we have had a total of 627 nests and 682 false crawls. In addition, 445 sea turtle nests have hatched so far this summer, making it safely into the ocean!

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Help protect migrating birds from window collisions

At night, lights on office buildings draw migratory birds close to buildings. They become disoriented and exhausted, causing them to collide with buildings. Many cities across the United States and Canada are working to save migratory birds by initiating “lights out” programs during peak migration time. This initiative is similar to the “lights out” campaign that exists during sea turtle nesting season.
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Prominent members of the community stand with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on important environmental issues. 

What do you stand for?

Funding the Fight for Clean Water

The Conservancy’s RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament supports efforts to protect our most valuable natural resource, our water. Without clean and abundant water, recreational and sport fishing would not exist.

Funding the Fight for Clean Water

The Conservancy’s RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament supports efforts to protect our most valuable natural resource, our water. Without clean and abundant water, recreational and sport fishing would not exist.

Our Impact This Year

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Animals treated at the Wildlife Hospital
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Sea turtle nests protected
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E-Learning students
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Pounds of python removed