Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Honors Members at Annual Recognition Breakfast
December 8, 2011 (Naples, FL) Over 200 Conservancy of Southwest Florida members attended the Annual Recognition Breakfast in November in Naples.
The annual event honors and recognizes those Conservancy members who have provided long term support for ongoing Conservancy initiatives and programs. At the event, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center Supervisor Kelly Sowers updated the members on the progress and features of the future Conservancy Nature Center, scheduled to open early 2012. Conservancy Wildlife Specialist Jonee Miller highlighted the wildlife rehabilitation efforts throughout the past year that are supported by the members. The presenting sponsor of the event was PNC. Cummings and Lockwood were supporting sponsors
Conservancy of Southwest Florida President Andrew McElwaine commented, “We are fortunate to have such an outstanding group of individuals and community leaders who believe in and support our important environmental work. Their trust and support enable us to continue to protect our water, our land, our wildlife and our future here in Southwest Florida.”
About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida began in 1964 when community leaders came together to defeat a proposed “Road to Nowhere” and spearheaded the acquisition and protection of Rookery Bay.
The Conservancy is a not-for-profit grassroots organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region — water, land and wildlife. This is accomplished through the combined efforts of environmental education, science and research, policy and advocacy and wildlife rehabilitation. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic treats more than 2,400 injured, sick and orphaned animals each year and releases about half back into their native habitats.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Nature Center is located in Naples, Florida at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off Goodlette-Frank Road at 14thAvenue North. The Conservancy Nature Center will reopen in early 2012. Administrative offices and the Wildlife Clinic remain open for business.
For information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, call 239-262-0304 or www.conservancy.org.