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Naples Beach Outfalls South System Project moving forward

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida would like to thank the Naples City Council for voting to move forward with the Beach Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Project, also known as…

Shell Island Road Ramp

LOSOM comments submitted

Clean water is vital to Florida’s environment and economy. Helping to protect Florida’s water ecosystems remains a critical part of the Conservancy’s mission. We along with our partners at the…

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Q&A: Eastern Collier HCP

What is the HCP? Development that may have an impact on protected species needs to show compliance with the Endangered Species Act. The developer can choose to do so with…

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Comments are open for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Alert written by our partners at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be holding a virtual meeting next Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. to…

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Expert Analysis: Developments in Eastern Lee County threaten panther habitat

As development and mining continue to push further east into the rural interior of Lee County, the impacts to wildlife and listed species are reaching a critical tipping point, especially…

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Protecting wildlife corridors

To recognize a commitment at the federal and state levels to protect a statewide corridor for the benefit of wildlife – particularly wide-ranging animals like the endangered Florida panther –…

Shell Island Road Ramp

The Full Story on SB 2508: Governor’s Leadership and Public Advocacy Create a Win

Last week, the Conservancy shared with you the tremendous news that Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 2508, a bill that would have resulted in untold negative impacts to our precious…

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Florida should let feds handle wetlands permitting

By Amber Crooks | Conservancy Environmental Policy Manager The Orlando Sentinel recently published an editorial asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to rescue Florida’s wetlands by returning the Clean Water Act Section 404…

Everglades Sunrise

Public’s Voice and Governor’s Leadership sink SB 2508

Today, SB 2508 was vetoed by Governor Ron DeSantis, who has made Everglades restoration and water quality a priority. Thanks to the support from citizens all over the state, we…