• Conservancy team featured in Smithsonian article

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Protecting our water, land, wildlife and future.


The Conservancy Science and Research Department works to enhance our understanding of ecosystems and associated wildlife in Southwest Florida.

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The Conservancy Environmental Policy and Advocacy Department ensures that our local, state and federal leaders have the tools to make informed decisions.

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The Conservancy Environmental Education team at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is active with all ages. 

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Wildlife Hospital

The Wildlife Rehabilitation team works to protect and rehabilitate native wild animals and, when possible, reintroduce them to their natural habitat.

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Latest News

New hours at the Nature Center

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will have new operating hours starting next month. The Nature Center will be closed to the public on Mondays from August 18 — September 30. Learn More

Murtz Smith | Volunteer of the Month

After his retirement, McMurdo (Murtz) Smith started volunteering at the Conservancy & became known for his customer service & organizational skills. Murtz Smith passed away in April at his Naples home. We thank Murtz for his role in protecting our unique environment and quality of life. Read More.

Save Our Water Summit

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is sponsoring the third Save Our Water summit in partnership with The News-Press on August 21. This is the third Save Our Water summit since 2016, the Conservancy is proud to continue as a conference sponsor and presenter. Click to read more

Latest Photos

Photos from the Conservancy team

See photographs taken on a daily basis from around the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. You'll also see photos from the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, the Science Department, the Education Department, and the Policy Department.