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Blue Equals Green: How water quality impacts your business’ bottom line

On May 1, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida along with Captains for Clean Water and Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation were invited to speak on a panel about our recent Water…

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Pest control methods harm non-target species

An American redstart and a southern flying squirrel were among the one hundred twenty-four animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past…

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Otter family faces nuisance animal claims

A resident in Naples called the von Arx Wildlife Hospital early one morning stating he had two young river otters in a live trap and on his way to our…

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Magic Under the Mangroves gala celebrates 20 years in March

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala is set for Thursday, March 7, 2024 at the Conservancy Nature Center. Located in the heart of Naples, the…

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Banded water snake admitted to the wildlife hospital

A banded water snake was among the fifty two animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include an…

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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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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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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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Endangered sawfish recorded by Conservancy biologist

Conservancy Research Manager, Dr. Jeff Schmid, was recently treated to a rare sighting of two endangered smalltooth sawfish while performing sea turtle nest monitoring on Keewaydin Island. The island is…

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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…