Registration open for 37th annual Everglades Coalition Conference to be held Jan. 6-8, 2022 at Hawks Cay Resort and virtually

2021-11-11T15:21:59-05:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Everglades Coalition has opened registration for its 37th annual conference Jan. 6-8, 2022 at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida. This year’s theme is Everglades Restoration: Investing in a Climate Resilient Future. The 2022 conference offers both in-person and virtual attendance options. Early-bird discounted registration is available through Dec. 6. The full schedule [...]

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida launch climate change patch

2021-06-11T07:27:03-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, in partnership with Growing Climate Solutions, has launched a new climate change patch that recognizes Girl Scouts who are willing to advocate for the environment. Girl Scouts earn patches for participating in events, activities and programs, and display their patches on the back of vests or sashes. To earn the [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida honors retiring U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney as 2021 Eagle Award recipient

2021-01-13T16:25:04-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has bestowed its highest honor, the Eagle Award, on retiring U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney. The award will be conveyed at the Conservancy’s Annual Meeting for members on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. to be held virtually. The award recognizes Rooney’s work on science-based conservation priorities, including efforts to ensure continued [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida closes Nature Center through March 30

2020-03-17T14:34:31-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has closed its Nature Center to the public through March 30 based on recent guidance from government and health officials to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, all public events scheduled at the Conservancy through April 30, including the Earth Day celebration on April 18, have been canceled [...]

Carol Dinardo named chair of 2020 Magic Under the Mangroves gala

2020-01-21T13:56:53-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Carol Dinardo as the chair for the 2020 Magic Under the Mangroves gala. Vice-Chair is Katrina Lundmark-Kash. The 2020 Magic Under the Mangroves gala is set for Thursday, March 5, 2020 in a tent on the grounds of the Conservancy Nature Center. “This event is where the magic happens,” [...]

Pavese Law Firm hires attorney Amy Thibaut

2019-01-15T18:56:55-05:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Amy Thibaut has joined its team of legal professionals, based out of the firm’s Fort Myers office. Thibaut primarily focuses her practice in the areas of land use and real estate law, including zoning, development and environmental matters. Prior to practicing law, Thibaut held roles in [...]

Everglades Coalition releases Everglades Rescue Mission at 34th Annual Conference

2019-01-15T18:48:20-05:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the Florida Keys at its 34th Annual Conference, the Everglades Coalition today released its Everglades Rescue Mission, highlighting key priorities for federal and state lawmakers for Everglades restoration in 2019. Meeting downstream of Everglades National Park on the waters of Florida Bay, the Coalition will call for increased funding to advance projects to send [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 2018 Earth Day Festival includes alligator training, python discussion and animal exhibits

2018-04-13T20:09:43-04:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has finalized its schedule for Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, when the center is offering reduced admission prices and special hands-on activities. Conservancy staff and volunteers will lead a variety of interactive, educational activities that showcase Southwest Florida’s wildlife, ecosystem and natural habitat. The Earth Day Festival runs from [...]

Pure Florida presents Marine Science Kids Cruise Jan. 7

2016-12-13T15:20:17-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kids cruise free with purchase of adult admission Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will offer a Marine Science Kids Cruise on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Marine Science Kids Cruises are free to children with paid adult admission as part of Pure Florida’s Kids Cruise Free Saturdays at 10 a.m. program. [...]

Yes on Conservation 20/20 campaign video receives $1,000 grant from Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program

2016-11-08T14:58:57-05:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Video has helped to reach thousands of viewers The Yes on Conservation 20/20 Campaign in partnership with Pelican Media has received a $1,000 micro-grant from the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) to supplement the production of a campaign video to assist in educating and advocating for the passage of the Conservation 20/20 non-binding County [...]

2016 Winter Camps at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:58:57-05:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced that registration is now open for its 2016 Winter Camp, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 28-29. Ideal for second- through fifth-grade students, the award-winning camp programs at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida combine outdoor adventures, live animal encounters and engaging nature-based activities [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament Nov. 4-6

2016-11-08T14:59:05-05:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites Southwest Florida anglers to participate in its annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament Nov. 4-6. The three-day fundraising event will feature a kick-off party, two full days of fishing and an awards reception, all while raising awareness of the need for clean waterways and water quality’s influence on [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hires Meredith Barnard as environmental policy analyst

2016-11-08T14:59:09-05:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the hire of Meredith Barnard as its new environmental policy analyst. In this position, Barnard will focus primarily on the organization’s oil and gas campaign, and she will also assist on various natural resource policy issues. Barnard earned a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from University [...]

Attorney and Certified Land Planner, Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, elected to Keep Lee County Beautiful Board of Directors

2016-11-08T14:59:13-05:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, AICP, a land use, zoning, and local government attorney and certified land planner at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, Florida, was elected to join the Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) Board of Directors. KLCB is Lee County’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a [...]

Pure Florida presents Marine Science Kids Cruise July 2

2016-11-08T14:59:13-05:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will offer a Marine Science Kids Cruise on July 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Marine Science Kids Cruises are free to children with paid adult admission as part of Pure Florida’s Kids Cruise Free Saturdays at 10 a.m. program. Children will cruise along the Caloosahatchee aboard the M/V Edison [...]

Pure Florida presents Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island Saturday, Dec. 12

2016-11-08T14:59:34-05:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present an Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. The three-hour eco-adventure includes a narrated cruise along the Caloosahatchee River and a guided tour of Picnic Island, a natural, uninhabited island located between Sanibel and Pine Island. During the Eco-Cruise to [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida responds to first groundwater test taken from first fracked well in Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:50-05:00August 13th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Critical groundwater sampling just began a week ago at the Hogan well, where unauthorized fracking had occurred more than a year and a half ago. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had withheld authorization of the technique due to concerns about its potential impact on groundwater resources. Yet, after it occurred, the DEP only [...]

Pure Florida offers Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island July 18

2016-11-08T14:59:53-05:00July 15th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location is offering an Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island on Saturday, July 18, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The narrated cruise will navigate the Caloosahatchee River and includes a walking tour of Picnic Island, a natural, uninhabited island located between Sanibel and Pine Island. The Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island allows explorers [...]

Conservancy to address Wildlife Rehabilitation on July 14 at Evenings at the Conservancy lecture series

2016-11-08T14:59:53-05:00July 13th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida members and the public are invited to the next Evenings at the Conservancy environmental education lecture series on Tuesday, July 14  from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at Conservancy of Southwest Florida is presenting “Wildlife Rehabilitation: An insider’s look at the von Arx [...]

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