Saturday, October 31, 2020

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Annual Meeting

Donna Comstock, Donna Hall, Christine Kruman. Submitted photos

Donna Comstock, Donna Hall, Christine Kruman. Submitted photos

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosted more than 400 members at the organization’s annual meeting January 10 at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. In addition to organization business and election of new board members, the Conservancy announced a special $500,000 challenge gift to raise funds for its “Saving Southwest Florida” Capital Campaign. Donations to the Campaign received by March 31, 2011 will be
George and Alice Ahrens, Kelly Lauman, George Leaman.

George and Alice Ahrens, Kelly Lauman, George Leaman.

matched by a group of generous donors up to $500,000.

The guest speaker was Joel Curzon, author of Light Fading, Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades. The Annual Meeting was sponsored by Premier Properties and Lutgert Insurance. Supporting sponsor was Morton, Wasmer, Abraham Construction.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida began in 1964 when community leaders came together to defeat

Joel Curzon and Andrew McElwaine.

Joel Curzon and Andrew McElwaine.

a proposed “Road to Nowhere” and spearheaded the acquisition and protection of Rookery Bay.

The Conservancy is a grassroots organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region. Partnering with like-minded organizations, the Conservancy works to manage growth and protect area waters, land and wildlife. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida promotes sound environmental policies and practices based on solid scientific research while

Colleen Kvetko, Lew and Dawn Allyn, Patsy Schroeder.

Colleen Kvetko, Lew and Dawn Allyn, Patsy Schroeder.

providing environmental education to residents and visitors. 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 Conservancy Nature Center are located in Naples, Florida at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off Goodlette-Frank Road at 14th Avenue North. For information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, call (239) 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org.

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