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Bad idea resurrected: Take action on detrimental development plan

The proposed “Kingston” development project in eastern Lee County will have devastating impacts to the western Everglades, including a keystone species: the Florida panther. Kingston is massive. It would add…

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Rainy season ban on fertilizer application begins June 1

By Amber Crooks, Environmental Policy Manager Over 100 cities and counties across the state of Florida have passed strong local protections aimed at reducing nutrient pollution from the misapplication of…

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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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An update on the Conservancy’s climate work

By Carrie Schuman, Ph.D. In my role as Principal Climate Resilience Specialist, I wanted to take the opportunity to update our membership on the Conservancy’s continuing climate work. I want…

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Settling into my climate role at the Conservancy

By Carrie Schuman, Ph.D. I came on board at the end of 2023 as the Conservancy’s Principal Climate Resilience Specialist. Now that I’ve had some time to get acclimated, I…

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Make clean water a priority

The State of Florida is responsible for identifying water pollution problems and developing and implementing strategies to resolve the problems. One critical process for maintaining the health of Florida’s waterways…

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Wins for wildlife: Critical habitat designated for the Florida bonneted bat and a new refuge unit established in Southwest Florida

By Amber Crooks and Julianne Thomas, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Two big announcements this month by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), bolstered by the support of the…

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Landmark victory for Florida’s future

Federal Court Sides with Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Our Partners: A Case of National Implication and Essential to Protect the Florida’s Future   On February 16, 2024, a federal court struck down an…

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Conservancy staff and partners advocate for the Everglades in Tallahassee

On February 6, 2024, Michele Arquette-Palermo, Water Policy Manager at the Conservancy, and Allie Pecenka, Policy Associate with Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, traveled to Tallahassee to meet with legislators from…

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The 39th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference

The Everglades Coalition is an alliance of 57 local, state, and national conservation and environmental organizations dedicated to the full restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, from the Kissimmee Chain…