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

Lou DiPerna | Volunteer of the Month

In 2012, Lou began volunteering at the Dalton Discovery Center and says he believes it is very important in raising awareness of the environmental challenges we face in Southwest Florida. Read More.

DeSantis makes annoucement at Nature Center

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was pleased to host Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis today for special announcements to advance clean water efforts. 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.