• Dalton Discovery Center Expansion

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  • Conservancy files suit to stop Rivergrass

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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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Magnificent frigatebird rehabbed & released

This magnificent frigatebird came into the von Arx Wildlife Hospital after a boater found her thrashing in the water near Marco Island. Click the image above to watch the sunrise release! Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Dalton Discovery Center Walkthrough

Take a guided nature center tour with Nerissa as she explores the Dalton Discovery Center! you'll learn about Southwest Florida ecosystems and the creatures that call it their home. See all of our new videos.

Water quality decisions have lasting impacts

The Conservancy works with stakeholders and decision-makers to ensure that stringent water management tools and best practices are in place. Click the image above to learn more about the importance of our advocacy work. Watch more of our videos

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.