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Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Location: Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The 14th annual Magic Under the Mangroves™, under the leadership of Carol Dinardo as the event chair, is a recognition of the continuing importance of protecting our unique Southwest Florida natural environment and quality of life. The 2018 gala event is to be held in a spectacular tented setting on the grounds of the Conservancy Nature Center that celebrates nature at night.

The evening begins with cocktails, mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction and fund a need. A delightful and sustainable seated dinner provided by “Windows Catering,” an award-winning “green” caterer follows. The Live Fund A Need offers further opportunity to learn about and support the mission of the Conservancy and the live auction, featuring unique, one-of-a-kind items and experiences will close the enchanted evening. 

This elegant, eco-chic gala, utilizes renewable resources and sustainable practices:

  • Limiting the use of paper promotional materials. Where paper is used, we are sensitive to employ “green” practices that include the use of: 
    • FSC-certified paper sources

    • Non-toxic soy inks

  • Utilizing low energy lighting

  • Committing to recycling and waste reduction

  • Sustainable cuisine

The Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala fundraiser is a key source of revenue for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

For more information call 239-403-4218 or email

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