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.

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Environmental Policy

Landmark Victory for Florida's Future

On February 16, 2024, a federal court struck down an unlawful scheme that threatened Florida’s wetlands and the species that inhabit them.

For over three years, the Conservancy has sought to defend our critical wetlands, flowways, and water-driven ecosystems in a challenge to Florida’s assumed wetland permitting program.

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Environmental Policy

Advocating for the Everglades in Tallahassee

Discover how our team is advocating for the Everglades' future. We recently met with legislators on Everglades Action Day to push for vital environmental policies. Learn about our goals for Everglades restoration and water protection in 2024.

Environmental Policy

Advocating for the Everglades in Tallahassee

Discover how our team is advocating for the Everglades' future. We recently met with legislators on Everglades Action Day to push for vital environmental policies. Learn about our goals for Everglades restoration and water protection in 2024.

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NEW STUDY: Clean water is vital to the economy of Southwest Florida

To address growing concerns around the health and vitality of our waterways, Captains for Clean Water, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation enlisted Greene Economics to conduct a thorough analysis of the economic repercussions of degraded water quality.

This pivotal study aims to translate the ecological impact into tangible economic figures, offering a clearer perspective on the stakes involved.

The study also shines light on how good water quality has a positive economic impact and that projects and policies that improve water quality will pay off through a more robust economy.

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Nature protects us

Here at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, a simple truth has guided our actions for almost 60 years. It is an idea that serves as the foundation upon which all of our work is based: We protect nature. Nature protects us.

Nature protects us

Here at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, a simple truth has guided our actions for almost 60 years. It is an idea that serves as the foundation upon which all of our work is based: We protect nature. Nature protects us.

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