The 19th Annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala held March 2 raised a more than $1.4 million net for programs to protect the water, land, wildlife and future of Southwest Florida. Going back to the original theme of “Magic Under the Mangroves,” guests were reminded of the importance of mangrove forests to the ecosystems of.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently celebrated the opening of its Environmental Studies Dormitory, donated by Jeannie Meg and Christopher Byron Smith with support from friends of the Conservancy. The new Environmental Studies Dormitory will allow the Conservancy to grow its internship program by 20%. Approximately 40 interns journey through the Conservancy’s various programs each.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces the addition of Michele Arquette-Palermo as Water Policy Manager. A Michigan native, Michele brings over 20 years of Great Lakes education and advocacy experience to the Water Policy Team at the Conservancy. She studied biology and ecology at both undergraduate and graduate levels and additionally holds a Master of.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament Kickoff Party Oct. 21 raised more than $70,000 to benefit post Hurricane Ian recovery and building efforts. A dedicated fundraiser for Hurricane Ian relief raised more than $45,000 in less than 10 minutes and will receive a match of $25,000 from the Collier.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during temporary closure of the Conservancy’s Nature Center Sept. 4 to 27. The center will be closed for maintenance work on buildings and grounds. Administrative offices are open for business as usual during the Nature Center.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will hold its 29th annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Fishing Tournament Oct. 21-23 to benefit the Conservancy’s commitment to water quality protection, as well as preservation and enhancement of local fisheries. “The RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament is an absolute vital source of funding, engagement and involvement to.
Since the Conservancy of Southwest Florida began its Sea Turtle Monitoring Project 40 years ago, researchers have documented more than 8,200 nests, helping 380,000 hatchlings of primarily loggerhead sea turtles. This season, the team has documented record numbers: more than 552 nests on Keewaydin Island. The project has grown into one of the longest continuously.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida received more than 100 gifts and over $2,500 in donations during its virtual wildlife baby shower event hosted on June 4. This event was held to help raise awareness and support for von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s youngest patients. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital treats injured, sick,.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced record-breaking developments in its invasive Burmese python research program with the documentation of the largest python found to date in Florida. The female python measured nearly 18 feet in length and weighed in at 215 pounds. A team of wildlife biologists at the Conservancy recently discovered and captured.
The Marco Island Community Grant Fund through the Collier Community Foundation (CCF) is working with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to help prevent and treat injuries to wildlife on Marco Island. The Marco Island Wildlife Patient Care Support grant provides a great boost to the work of the von Arx Hospital team. This Fund has.