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.

Saturday, June 4

Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower

It's that time of year again when we see a massive influx of babies admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. Our annual virtual Baby Shower is a way for us to raise awareness and support for our youngest patients.

We've opened up our Amazon Wish List. This is a great way to have a tangible impact on the level of care these baby animals receive. Your donation today will help provide supplies and support for our team as they care for the increased uptick in patient admissions.

Baby screech owl getting hand-fed
Charlette Roman - Board Chair of South Florida Water Management District - standing in front of a canal and the words "I Stand" behind her.
Stand up for the environment

Stand with the Conservancy

Prominent members of the community continue to announce they stand with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on issues like water quality, invasive species removal, environmental education, and wildlife rehabilitation.

Stand with us. Click below to find out how you can easily support our efforts to protect Southwest Florida's water, land, wildlife, and future.

Science Director Interviewed

How Mangrove Forests Are Great for the Planet

The staff over at HowStuffWorks recently interviewed Conservancy Environmental Science Director Kathy Worley to speak about mangroves. Worley talked about why it's so important to save them - everything from hurricane protection to carbon sequestration.

Click below to read the full article.

Mangroves at sunset

I Stand with the Conservancy

Watch this short video to find out why prominent members of the Southwest Florida community stand with the Conservancy and how you can do the same. 

"I Stand with the Conservancy"

Watch this short video to find out why prominent members of the Southwest Florida community stand with the Conservancy and how you can do the same. 

We're back!

The Nature Center is open after a $5 million renovation and expansion! 

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