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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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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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Cool off this summer at our Nature Center

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is an environmental conservation nonprofit with a Nature Center open to the public. We are located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples, Florida. Our…

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The Tiny Mangrove Tree Crab

Species Highlight: Mangrove Tree Crab | Written by Science Intern, Julia Galante Mangrove forests host a wide range of biodiversity, many of which are invertebrates. Most invertebrate species utilize the…

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Growing the Future: Conservancy of Southwest Florida opens Environmental Studies Dormitory

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently celebrated the opening of its Environmental Studies Dormitory, donated by Jeannie Meg and Christopher Byron Smith with support from friends of the Conservancy.  The…

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Reservoir Groundbreaking Represents a New Era for Everglades Restoration  

On February 22, Everglades stakeholders celebrated the groundbreaking of the initial US Army Corps of Engineers’ construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir.    Conservancy…

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Wood stork trapped in storm drain

A wood stork and a Florida softshell turtle were among the fifty-one animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…

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Nature Center closed in September

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Nature Center, Guest Services, and electric boat tours will be closed starting Sunday, September 4, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 27.  The von Arx…

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We’re celebrating 40 years of sea turtle research

Since the Conservancy of Southwest Florida began its Sea Turtle Monitoring Project 40 years ago, researchers have documented more than 8,200 nests, helping 380,000 hatchlings of primarily loggerhead sea turtles.…

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Joint project improving water quality in Naples

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the South Florida Water Management District’s Big Cypress Basin have completed Phase I of the expansion of the Shotwell Waverly Filter Marsh at the…