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Remembering Bob Graham and his conservation ethic

Written by Dave Addison, biologist and historian Sadly, we lost Bob Graham last week. When he left office in 1987, his approval rating was 83%. I particularly remember his “workdays”…

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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 2024

On April 3, we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at Vi at Bentley Village. Thank you Vi at Bentley for sponsoring and hosting our volunteers for this special recognition…

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20th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala raises record-breaking $2.3 million net

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 20th Annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala held Thursday, March 7 raised a record-breaking amount of more than $2.3 million net for programs to protect…

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Annual Meeting: Preserving our Paradise for 60 years

On January 11, we held our Annual Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples. This was the first in-person Annual Meeting since 2020 and it was bittersweet to invite our members and…

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Arts planet offering interactive serenades on campus

This Saturday, December 9, Arts Planet Naples will be offering two separate sessions of Interactive Serenades with guided movement at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Each 30 minute program at…

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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…

2023 Red Snook Catch & Release

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…