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Nature is cool: Conservancy of Southwest Florida to offer daily indoor, outdoor activities this summer

2019-05-30T12:09:49-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is now offering a variety of fun yet educational experiences for children and families to enjoy over the summer. Daily indoor and outdoor activities are available for guests of all ages, including programs with live animals, electric boat cruises along the Gordon River and hands-on exhibits in the Dalton Discovery [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to host family activities May 18 in honor of Endangered Species Day

2019-05-06T17:47:24-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is recognizing national Endangered Species Day with a special day of family-friendly fun that raises awareness about the endangered and threatened species who call Southwest Florida home. On Saturday, May 18, visitors to the Conservancy can participate in a variety of engaging educational programs and special arts and crafts activities [...]

Packages available for Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 15th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala on March 7

2019-02-06T03:00:20-04:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Magic Under the Mangroves 2018 The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will celebrate the 15th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala on Thursday, March 7 at the Conservancy Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples. Magic Under the Mangroves is one of the top charitable events in Naples. The eco-chic fundraising event begins [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida adds baby loggerhead sea turtle to family of animal ambassadors

2018-06-18T16:47:07-04:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sea turtle sex study underscores importance of Conservancy research The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced the name for a new baby loggerhead sea turtle, which now has a starring role in the Dalton Discovery Center. The loggerhead, named NIN, weighed in at 456 grams (16.4 ounces) and measured 23 centimeters across and 22 centimeters [...]

Oh, baby! Conservancy of Southwest Florida to host third annual wildlife baby shower June 2

2018-05-21T16:24:30-04:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It’s baby season for wildlife in Southwest Florida, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting a “Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower” on Saturday, June 2 to help patients at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The Conservancy invites community members and supporters to send or bring a gift to help provide the hospital’s youngest patients with [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida releases Luna, the loggerhead sea turtle, into the Gulf of Mexico

2018-05-01T23:13:46-04:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As sea turtle nesting season begins on Southwest Florida beaches, Luna, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s ambassador loggerhead sea turtle is able to be released into the wild. Luna was released Thursday, April 26 into the Gulf of Mexico near Ten Thousand Islands in southern Collier County. Since her arrival in April 2016, Luna has [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 14th annual Magic Under the Mangroves set for March 8

2017-12-28T13:15:51-04:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host the 14th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala dinner and auction fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. Presented by Northern Trust, the Magic Under the Mangroves fundraising event is a recognition of the importance of protecting the natural [...]

Registration available for Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 2017 Winter Camp

2017-11-20T12:45:29-04:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 2017 Winter Camp registration is now open to the public. The two-day camp will be held at the Conservancy Nature Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28. Geared for children in second through fifth grades, Winter Camp offers a combination of outdoor adventures, live animal encounters and engaging [...]

Mother Nature offers scenic entertainment aboard the Good Fortune II

2017-10-26T11:45:03-04:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida eco cruises to set sail Nov. 1 – May 31   For those looking for a unique and memorable Southwest Florida experience, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will offer exclusive eco cruises through Rookery Bay from Nov. 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018 aboard the Good Fortune II. Locals and guests [...]

Eleven Endangered White Rhinos safely transported by Western Global Airlines from Africa to wildlife sanctuary in U.S.

2017-04-25T17:02:27-04:00April 25th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

As part of an international conservation effort to protect the white rhinoceros from extinction, Southwest-Florida based Western Global Airlines safely airlifted eleven endangered white rhinos from Johannesburg South Africa to an undisclosed wildlife conservation center in the Eastern United States. Western Global Airlines, a leading U.S. certified FAA 121 all cargo airline with worldwide coverage, [...]

Pure Florida to offer St. Patrick’s Day cruises March 17

2017-02-02T17:09:10-04:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations will present celebratory St. Patrick’s Day cruises on Friday, March 17, offering buy one get one free drinks aboard any Pure Florida cruise throughout the day. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will sail the Gordon River aboard the M/V Double Sunshine. Cruises set sail from at [...]

First property protected by conservation easement in Peace River Refuge Florida Forever Project

2017-01-24T14:02:39-04:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Seven years after the creation of the Peace River Refuge Florida Forever Project, the first conservation easement within the project boundary was established Friday, Jan. 20. This inaugural conservation easement on 65 acres owned by John and Jeannette (Forest) Reynolds was purchased by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida (Conservancy) and made possible through a settlement [...]

Expanded von Arx Wildlife Hospital opens at Conservancy, new wildlife protection campaign introduced

2016-12-06T23:12:14-04:00December 6th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  The new outdoor wildlife rehabilitation and guest education areas are now open at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples. The expansion includes state-of-the-art wildlife recovery areas and new structures that allow the Conservancy staff and volunteers to best [...]

Home Sweet Home: Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts wildlife housewarming party Saturday, Dec. 10

2016-12-02T23:17:16-04:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the public to celebrate the Conservancy’s wildlife ambassadors as they move into their new homes in the newly expanded outdoor wildlife rehabilitation area, now open at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The wildlife ambassadors are former patients, now permanent residents, unable to be released due to the extent of their [...]

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

2016-11-08T14:58:57-04:00November 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

2016-11-08T14:58:57-04:00November 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 [...]

Pure Florida to support The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools in August

2016-11-08T14:59:09-04:00July 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In honor of the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Pure Florida invites the Southwest Florida community to join in supporting Lee County public schools during the month of August by donating a portion of the proceeds from any cruise or activity at its Fort Myers location to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark Aug. 6

2016-11-08T14:59:09-04:00July 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present Bark on the Ark from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Guests will have the opportunity to bring their dogs aboard the M/V Edison Explorer for a sightseeing river cruise to Picnic Island, an island located between Sanibel and Pine Island that exhibits the natural beauty [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to offer Kids Free Saturdays in July and August

2016-11-08T14:59:11-04:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will offer free admission for children every Saturday during the months of July and August 2016. As part of the Conservancy’s commitment to connecting children with nature this summer, the Conservancy is offering up to four kids free with a paid adult ticket at $12.95. Visitors can travel around the [...]

Pure Florida to offer Independence Day firework cruises July 4

2016-11-08T14:59:13-04:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will celebrate Independence Day with Independence Day firework cruises on July 4, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., cruising from its Naples and Fort Myers locations. Offering passengers a unique way to celebrate Independence Day in Southwest Florida, aboard the vessels, guests are invited to watch the sunset and a stunning fireworks show, while [...]

Pure Florida presents Sunset Music Cruises in Naples and Fort Myers Friday, June 24

2016-11-08T14:59:15-04:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will offer Sunset Music Cruises on Friday, June 24 at 7:15 p.m. departing from its Naples and Fort Myers locations. The 90-minute excursions will take passengers on a relaxing cruise featuring a live musical performance and the stunning Southwest Florida sunset. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will travel along the Gordon [...]

Pure Florida cruises celebrate fathers June 18-19

2016-11-08T14:59:16-04:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida is celebrating fathers June 18-19, offering free cruises for dads when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. The Father’s Day weekend cruises will set sail from Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with sunset cruises departing one hour before sunset. Pure Florida’s [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to host baby shower to benefit von Arx Wildlife Hospital June 4

2016-11-08T14:59:17-04:00May 13th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 It is baby season for wildlife in Southwest Florida, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting its first Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower to help patients at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The shower is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The Conservancy [...]

Pure Florida honors military with Memorial Day weekend cruises May 27-30

2016-11-08T14:59:18-04:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida is honoring members of the U.S. military throughout Memorial Day weekend, offering free cruises May 27-30 for veterans and active duty service members when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. The Memorial Day weekend cruises will set sail from Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrates Endangered Species Day May 20-21

2016-11-08T14:59:19-04:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is celebrating Endangered Species Day May 20-21 by offering a variety of engaging activities that raise awareness about Southwest Florida’s most vulnerable species. In addition to providing a day of activities, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Naples Zoo have partnered to offer their members special admission deals throughout [...]

Schools, organizations and businesses get wild about learning with educational group eco-tours at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours

2016-11-08T14:59:25-04:00February 18th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours invites Southwest Florida to get wild about learning by offering educational tours through the Everglades led by Florida Gladesmen and trained tour guides. In addition to offering Everglades Grassland Airboat Tours, Swamp Buggy Tours and Mangroves Tours, Wooten’s also offers customized tours for schools, youth groups and camps, businesses and other [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida launches new website design

2016-11-08T14:59:27-04:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has launched its redesigned website at www.Conservancy.org. The mobile-friendly website offers users a more enhanced website experience, providing deeper insight into its various initiatives, valued team members and the latest issues impacting Southwest Florida. The website also offers a multimedia-friendly platform that features the addition of continually updated slideshows, blogs [...]

Pure Florida presents Sunset Music Cruises in Naples and Fort Myers Friday, Jan. 29

2016-11-08T14:59:29-04:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will offer Sunset Music Cruises on Friday, Jan. 29 at 4:30 p.m. departing from its Naples and Fort Myers locations. The 90-minute excursions will take passengers on a relaxing cruise featuring a live musical performance and the stunning Southwest Florida sunset. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will travel along the Gordon [...]

Pure Florida presents Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island Saturday, Jan. 9

2016-11-08T14:59:30-04:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present an Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 8 – 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 Picnic [...]

Pure Florida to offer New Year’s Eve cruises Dec. 31

2016-11-08T14:59:31-04:00December 21st, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will ring in the New Year with celebratory cruises on Dec. 31, sailing from its Naples location from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Fort Myers location from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Guests cruising from Naples will have the opportunity to indulge in appetizers and drinks while watching the fireworks show, and passengers in [...]

Pure Florida presents Sunset Music Cruises in Naples and Fort Myers Friday, Dec. 18

2016-11-08T14:59:34-04:00December 4th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will offer Sunset Music Cruises on Friday, Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m. departing from its Naples and Fort Myers locations. The 90-minute excursions will take passengers on a relaxing cruise featuring a live musical performance and the stunning Southwest Florida sunset. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will travel along the Gordon [...]

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

2016-11-08T14:59:34-04:00December 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 [...]

Pure Florida presents Sunset Music Cruises in Naples and Fort Myers Friday, Nov. 27

2016-11-08T14:59:36-04:00November 13th, 2015|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will offer Sunset Music Cruises on Friday, Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. departing from its Naples and Fort Myers locations. The 90-minute excursions will take passengers on a relaxing cruise featuring a live musical performance and the stunning Southwest Florida sunset. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will travel along the Gordon [...]

Pure Florida hosts book signing and cruise event Oct. 17

2016-11-08T14:59:43-04:00September 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Children’s book by Anna Taylor inspired by Pure Florida cruises Pure Florida’s Naples location, in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Greater Collier, will host author, Anna Taylor, for a book signing event on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. to noon at the Tiki Hut at Tin City. Taylor, whose book was inspired by Pure [...]

Pure Florida presents Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island Aug. 8

2016-11-08T14:59:52-04:00July 24th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Awards and Recognition, 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, Aug. 8, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The 3.5 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 [...]

Pure Florida offers “Kids Ride Free” program

2016-11-08T14:59:53-04:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Saturday morning Dolphin Watch Sightseeing Cruise free for children Pure Florida’s Naples location is offering children a free ride on the Dolphin Watch Sightseeing Cruise every Saturday at 10 a.m. when accompanied by a paying adult. Children can participate in the “Kids Ride Free” program year-round aboard the M/V Double Sunshine. The 1.5 hour children’s [...]

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

2016-11-08T14:59:53-04:00July 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 [...]