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“Path of the Panther” movie event spreads awareness on the endangered species

On July 15th, over 100 attendees made their way to Silverspot Cinema in Mercato to watch a special screening of the National Geographic film, “The Path of the Panther.” “Path…

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Settlement reached on Rivergrass Village

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has reached a settlement with Collier Enterprises regarding Rivergrass Village, the first approved village for the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA) in eastern Collier County. Our challenge against Rivergrass has been the Conservancy’s largest legal battle in our nearly 60-year history.

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Learning Adventures Bus reaching hundreds of local students

By the end of July, the Learning Adventures Bus (LAB) will have reached about 800 campers this summer. This year’s Summer SLAM (Summer Learning Adventure Modules), supported by Naples Children…

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Multiple raptors rushed to the wildlife hospital

An osprey and a burrowing owl were among the 76 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include…

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Conservancy measures longest Burmese python ever captured

The longest Burmese python caught in Florida has been documented. In the early morning hours on July 10, a group of passionate python hunters caught a female Burmese python. Interested to learn…

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Members-only event: Book reading by local author Susan Sachs Levine

Saturday, July 22 | 10am – 12pm Experience an enchanting journey with Susan Sachs Levine, a beloved local children’s author, as she captivates young minds with her delightful book, “Jenny’s…

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Local fertilizer ordinances under attack

Preserve common sense solutions to our water quality crisis Our waters are our greatest resource. Yet algae blooms, some containing toxins, have recently been observed from Naples all the way…

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Great horned owl found stuck in barbed wire fence

This great horned owl was among the 79 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a red-headed…

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Raccoon found trapped in car’s grill

A car hit the raccoon near the corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Golden Gate Parkway. When hit, the raccoon actually became stuck in the grill of the car. The driver came right to the Conservancy for help.