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Six decades of Preserving Paradise

The Conservancy is getting ready to celebrate its 60th anniversary! In anticipation of commemorating the founding of the Conservancy in April 1964, and all that’s to be unveiled in the…

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RedSnook breaks fundraising record

The final numbers are still being tallied, but this year’s RedSnook Catch & Release Fishing Tournament raised more funds than any other tournament in its 39-year history. The Tournament, led…

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Come celebrate nature with us during Nature in November! Every Saturday through the month of November the Conservancy is offering free admission to the public. Open Hours: 9:30am to 4pm…

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Unique partnership with Greater Naples Fire Rescue District

On August 29 through 31, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida welcomed the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District to our campus for their Advanced Firefighter training. A course was created in…

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A goodbye to the Blair dormitory

The Conservancy offers a broad range of internships, including environmental education, science exploration, sea turtle research, Burmese python research and wildlife rehab in the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The internship…

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Fly Peacefully: Olive’s Legacy

It is with a heavy heart we share the news that our beloved barred owl, Olive, has passed away. She was euthanized due to complications from her original wing injuries. This…

Landscape photo of the Conservancy bridge entrance.

von Arx Wildlife Hospital to remain open during Nature Center closure in September

The Nature Center will be closed for maintenance on buildings and grounds from Sept. 3 to 26. NAPLES, Fla. (August 10, 2023) – While the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature…

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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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Burmese python research in the media

Celebrating a remarkable 10-year milestone, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s invasive species team has made impressive strides in the removal of Burmese pythons. This dedicated team has been at the…