Prominent members of the community continue to announce they stand with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on issues like water quality, invasive species removal, environmental education, and wildlife rehabilitation.

Charlette Roman

Governing Board Member, South Florida Water Management District and Big Cypress Basin Board

"I stand with the Conservancy because they consistently use the best available science to fight for improved water quality here in Southwest Florida and to restore America’s Everglades.

Stand with me. Become a supporter of the Conservancy today and help protect our water, land, wildlife, and future."

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Mike Martin

President, Florida Gulf Coast University

"I stand with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida because, together, we are educating the environmental stewards of tomorrow and I believe the more you can teach someone about the environment, the more willing they are to protect it. 

Stand with me. Become a supporter of the Conservancy today and help protect our water, land, wildlife, and future."

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Pam Fultz

Senior Community Relations Manager, Vi at Bentley Village

"I stand with the Conservancy because I believe in the work they’re doing to help our native wildlife. Every year inside the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, staff are treating and releasing thousands of injured and orphaned wild animals that need our help.  

Stand with me. Become a supporter of the Conservancy today and help protect our water, land, wildlife, and future."

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Copley Smoak

Lifelong outdoorsman & Conservancy volunteer

"I stand with the Conservancy because their team is on the front lines in the battle against invasive species like Burmese pythons and cane toads.

Stand with me. Become a member of the Conservancy today and help protect our water, land, wildlife, and future.

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Be a Voice for Our Future

The pull of the tides, the gaze of a deer, the flight of a pelican, and the glimpse of an endangered panther. They are all integral to what it means to live in Southwest Florida, and in fact, are as vital to its character as restaurants and sunsets. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida believes they need a voice. Birds can’t go to court, panthers can’t protest, trees can’t attend public hearings, and our waters can’t cry for help, but they are affected by the outcomes, just the same.

The natural world needs supporters to speak up for its rights in the face of development. For nearly 60 years, the Conservancy has worked to do just that – to stand up for our water, our land, our wildlife, and our future. The Conservancy has a long and distinguished history of advocating for solutions that balance the needs of our growing community and the preservation of our natural resources. An imaginary gap between ourselves and the natural world exists in the minds of many, yet from the forest to the beaches, the herons to our hearts, we are all connected in this magical web of life.

Over the years, we have heard from many community leaders who share our passion for protecting Southwest Florida’s natural environment. Often, they share their own personal stories about saving local wildlife or reminisce about growing up on our waterways. But what they all have in common is an appreciation for the quality of life that is unique to Southwest Florida.   

When the public stands alongside trusted environmental advocates who pursue fact-and science-based policy, together we can shape our future to the benefit of all.

The natural world gives us so much, and we must return the favor.