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.

Important Update

Nature Center closed in September

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, Guest Services, and electric boat tours will be closed starting Sunday, September 4, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 27.
The von Arx Wildlife Hospital will still be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will receive admissions during this time. Hospital staff can be reached at 239-262-CARE.
Sunrise image of the bridge to the Conservancy Nature Center
Conservancy education staff in front of mobile classroom
Environmental Education

Summer SLAM success

The Learning Adventures Bus (LAB) cruised around town this summer, geared with microscopes and plushie pythons, as part of the Conservancy’s new educational Summer Science Learning Adventure Modules program – The Conservancy Summer SLAM.

Funding the fight for clean water

RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament

The RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament is a reminder of one of the treasures of our region – our waterways. Without clean and abundant supplies of water, recreational and sport fishing would be a thing of the past. The tournament supports the work of the Conservancy to keep our waters clean and to preserve and enhance our fisheries.
Redfish

Prominent members of the community stand with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on important environmental issues. 

What do you stand for?

Most massive Burmese python caught in Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announced record-breaking developments in its invasive Burmese python research program with the documentation of the most massive python found to date in Florida. The female python measured nearly 18 feet in length and weighed in at 215 pounds.

Most massive Burmese python caught in Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently announced record-breaking developments in its invasive Burmese python research program with the documentation of the most massive python found to date in Florida. The female python measured nearly 18 feet in length and weighed in at 215 pounds.

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