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Brake For Opossum Breeding Season

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is open 365 days a year from 8am – 8pm. Part of and located…

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40 years of sea turtle research

As we approach the 40th Year of the Conservancy’s sea turtle program, it is fitting to look back and reflect on its humble beginnings. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Sea…

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2022 Magic Under the Mangroves gala raises record $2.1 million net

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

Dead fish floating in a body of water

Tell the Legislature to remove damaging policy language from the State budget bills

Background SB2508, while slightly improved when heard on the Senate Floor several weeks ago, is still an extremely problematic piece of legislation that is now headed into the House and…

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Don’t fall for it!

If you received the below flyer in the mail, don’t be misled!  This is propaganda at its worst and is not good water policy. Who is behind this campaign of…

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Eagle Suffers from Car Strike

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located at and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Open 365 days a year from 8am-8pm. Call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance. 1495 Smith…

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Conservancy collects nine ADDY awards for outstanding creative campaigns

The American Advertising Federation again has honored the Conservancy of Southwest Florida with nine ADDY awards for excellence in advertising and marketing. The Conservancy received nine ADDY Awards through AdFed’s…

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Fawn Abandoned By Mother

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Open 365 days a…

Dead fish floating in a body of water

An amended SB2508 passes on the Senate floor

If you ever wondered whether your voice was heard in Tallahassee, look no further than SB2508.  Initially submitted as a budget conforming bill only days before its one stop at…