Environment

Wildlife Banners Fly High on Collier Boulevard


The iconic faces of the Florida manatee, loggerhead sea turtle, gopher tortoise and burrowing owl are showcased on colorful banners flying high along Collier Boulevard. They are the friendly ambassadors of Marco’s wildlife, welcoming everyone who enters our island paradise. Local artist, JJ Stinchcomb was commissioned by the City of Marco Island to design four unique banners depicting Marco’s wildlife. […]

Evenings at the Conservancy


The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s popular environmental speaker series, “Evenings at the Conservancy,” will continue in 2018. The eco-education lectures are currently planned January through May at the Conservancy’s Eaton Conservation Hall. A host of guest speakers will cover important topics including endangered species, conservation and sustainability issues, plus local environmental research updates. Events are free to Conservancy members and […]

Red Tide: What You Need to Know


Southwest Florida residents were concerned to learn that a bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis (K. Brevis) has been observed locally. But what exactly is red tide, and what can you do to protect yourself? What is Red Tide? A red tide, or harmful algal bloom, is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga (plantlike organism). In […]

Master Gardeners Clinic Returns


The Master Gardeners Walk-in Clinic has returned to Lowe’s, ready again to offer advice and answer all of your gardening questions. Having difficulties with your shrubs? Don’t know what kind of insect is attacking your plants? It is time for you to pay a visit to the Master Gardeners Walk-in Plant Clinic for help. Master Gardeners can provide you with […]

The View from Rookery Bay

Conservancy’s Good Fortune II Sailing for Season

Beautiful weather and light breezes make this the perfect time to explore Rookery Bay from the water on the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Good Fortune II. Rookery Bay is part of the 10,000 Islands that consist almost entirely of mangroves. This is the largest growth of mangroves in the western hemisphere! During Irma, many lost some leaves but they are […]

Thanks For Giving a HOOT


Owl Watch Marco volunteers gathered for a holiday thank you luncheon at the community room of the Donna Fiala Fitness Center in East Naples. Jean Hall, Manager of Audubon of Western Everglades’ (AWE) Owl Watch Marco program thanked all the volunteers for their hard work for a very successful 2017 nesting season. Hall also reported on the overwhelming response to […]


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