• Sandra Postel, Freshwater Fellow at National Geographic and co-creator of Change the Course, to keynote January 20 Water Works Luncheon. 

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  • Nature Center now OPEN on SUNDAYS

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  • 13 TIPS:The team at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital put together a list of things you can start doing today to help keep wildlife safe.

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  • Sign up for a guided kayak tour from the Conservancy Nature Center.

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  • See the latest Burmese python research from our Science Department 

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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

Thanksgiving Schedule

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day. But we will be open for the rest of the week and we will offer all of our programming - guided kayak tours, electric boat rides, daily talks and more! Read More

Thank you, Southwest Florida

STRAIGHT FROM THE PRESIDENT: I am so grateful for all of the people who support the Conservancy's mission with such passion. Thank you all for choosing to share your time, talent and treasure on behalf of our water, land, wildlife and future. Read More

Litter:  It's not just  an eyesore

WILDLIFE BLOG: A mother raccoon had to be humanely euthanized at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital after it was found that she had a glass bottle on her paw for more than 10 days before being admitted. Find out what you can do to help prevent similar stories. 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.