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2023 Legislative Session: Your voice is needed!

As the first day of the 2023 Legislative Session kicks off, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is immensely concerned with a number of proposed bills designed to: significantly undermine what…


Red tide threatens coastal Southwest Florida

Red tide has been moving along Southwest Florida since October and is currently intensifying resulting in injured birds and fish kills. Our actions on land have a direct impact on water…

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Belted Kingfisher Tangled in Fishing Line

Joanna Fitzgerald is the Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance or see A belted kingfisher and a…

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Growing the Future: Conservancy of Southwest Florida opens Environmental Studies Dormitory

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently celebrated the opening of its Environmental Studies Dormitory, donated by Jeannie Meg and Christopher Byron Smith with support from friends of the Conservancy.  The…

People lined up with shovels for EAA Reservoir Groundbreaking

Reservoir Groundbreaking Represents a New Era for Everglades Restoration  

On February 22, Everglades stakeholders celebrated the groundbreaking of the initial US Army Corps of Engineers’ construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir.    Conservancy…


Raccoon Kits Suffer From Parasites

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples, FL. The wildlife hospital is open from…

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  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida was founded in 1964 as a small grassroots advocacy group.  Today the Conservancy employs more than 60 full-time staff and is supported by more than 600 volunteers and 25 interns each year.
  • We are an environmental preservation organization headquartered in Naples, Florida.
  • Focus on issues related to our water, land, and wildlife in Southwest Florida’s 5-county area (Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades).
  • Employ a team of environmental experts in the areas of policy & advocacy, science & research, wildlife protection & rehabilitation, and education.
  • The Conservancy is a 501 © (3) nonprofit


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