Following the effects of Hurricane Irma, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Nature Center will reopen to guests on Wednesday, Oct. 4, resuming normal business hours of Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital is currently open and admitting patients seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

“This has been, and continues to be, a difficult time for so many in our community. Despite the exhausting heat and long hours, we are pleased to have worked alongside one another to make a positive impact on behalf of Southwest Florida’s water, land, wildlife and future,” said Rob Moher, “Now we are ready to get back to enjoying nature once again, and we look forward to reopening our doors to the community as we join in celebrating the beauty and resilience of this special place we call home.”

Those who wish to support the Conservancy of Southwest Florida as it continues to recover post-Hurricane Irma can visit www.Conservancy.org for the latest needs and opportunities, which include:

  • Donate: Caring for wildlife injured in the storm and cleanup from Hurricane Irma exceeded the Conservancy’s planned budget estimates. Monetary donations will aid the Conservancy in continuing its work.
  • Become a Conservancy Member or Renew Your Membership: Membership supports the Conservancy’s work on behalf of Southwest Florida’s water, land, wildlife and future.
  • Amazon Wish List: Send a much-needed item to the recovering animals in the von Arx Wildlife Hospital through the Conservancy’s Amazon wish list.
  • Visit the Nature Center: Come back and simply enjoy nature with the Conservancy.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.