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City of Naples Prevails In Local Fertilizer Ordinance Challenge

Congratulations to the City of Naples on successfully defending their local fertilizer ordinance!  The City of Naples has a long history of taking proactive measures to help address local water…

Dead fish floating in a body of water

One last chance to defeat SB2508

Governor DeSantis will soon be presented with SB 2508 – Environmental Resources, where he will have the opportunity to either sign it into law, allow it to become law without…


Help Us Protect Animals During Breeding Season

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located at and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples FL. Please call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance. Open 365 days a year from…

Dead fish floating in a body of water

Atrocious water bill improved but still rife with negative environmental consequences

Each Legislative Session, one bill seems to rise to the forefront of the public’s mind, to the point that you only have to say the bill number, and everyone knows…

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Joint project improving water quality in Naples

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the South Florida Water Management District’s Big Cypress Basin have completed Phase I of the expansion of the Shotwell Waverly Filter Marsh at the…


It’s Renesting Season!

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Open 365 days a year from 8 am – 8 pm. Call 239-262-2273 for wildlife…

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida Summer Camp Update – 2022

As we begin to transition out of COVID and continue to navigate the reopening of the Nature Center,  the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will not be hosting our traditional summer camp program for 2022.…

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Magic Under the Mangroves gala raises record $2.1 million net

The 18th Annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala held on March 3 raised a record $2.1 million net for programs to protect the water, land, wildlife and future of Southwest…

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Three reprieves for the environment

We recently celebrated a “big” environmental win – finally seeing the environmentally sensitive lands of the once-proposed Keri Road Sand Mine being publicly acquired as part of the Florida Forever…