Post-Hurricane Updates

As we navigate this time with our neighbors and friends, as we recover from Hurricane Ian, we are looking forward to welcoming the community back to campus. The Conservancy Nature Center will be re-opening to the public on October 25.


RedSnook Kickoff Party raises more than $70K for hurricane rebuilding & recovery

A dedicated fundraiser for Hurricane Ian relief raised more than $45,000 in less than 10 minutes and will receive a match of $25,000 from the Collier Community Foundation. The funds will be given to the YMCA of Marco Island to provide support to residents and businesses on Isles of Capri as they recover from Hurricane Ian.


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Nature Center open!

The Conservancy Nature Center reopened to the public on October 25. Come and see us!

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Nature in November

Take a break and visit the Nature Center at the Conservancy free for residents through November. Admission is waived for the Collier and Lee community with pre-registration.

Click below to register.

von Arx Wildlife Hospital

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital continues to support rehabilitation efforts for wildlife impacted by the storm. The hospital team treated over 220 wildlife patients within two weeks after Hurricane Ian moved through Florida. Thank you to everyone who rescued wildlife, donated to the hospital and volunteered when we needed it the most.


We are still welcoming an influx of wildlife patients. The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance.

Supporting our friends at CROW

We have been supporting the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) since before the hurricane. When CROW had to evacuate Sanibel Island, many of their animals were transferred to us. We are still currently assisting and accepting transfers from CROW.

Some of the animals we have cared for from their team include a magnificent frigate bird, a burrowing owl, black-bellied whistling ducklings, and a barn owl.

See below how you can help CROW rebuild.

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