For two weeks, 15 of the Turtles on the Town sculptures are on display at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, now through March 23. In addition to the final opportunity to view the sculptures, now is the final chance to give the turtles permanent homes in the community. The community is urged to support this project by bidding in the online auction, open now through 7:30 p.m. on March 23, 2016. Click here to access the auction catalog, register and start bidding.
No place for a turtle at your home? Please consider bidding on a turtle to be donated to a local nonprofit or public space. The Conservancy will work with interested bidders to find a suitable home.
Learn more about Turtles on the Town, a community arts and education project benefitting the Community Foundation of Collier County, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and the United Arts Council at www.turtlesonthetown.com.
Say Goodbye to Betsy
While visiting the Turtles on the Town exhibit, guests can say goodbye to Betsy, the Conservancy’s beloved loggerhead turtle. Betsy has grown up, and is now large enough to be released into the wild. As soon as conditions are right, she will be released into the Ten Thousand Islands.
See her one last time in the Dalton Discovery Center at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center before she is off to start her new life. Learn more about Betsy the loggerhead and the amazing story about how she got her name at www.conservancy.org/nature-center/dalton-discovery-center/betsy-sandstrom.
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, Fla., 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.