Preserve Critical Habitats
Florida’s native animals and plants are facing extinction. The Florida Panthers are at extreme risk. They are among the most endangered species on earth. These large cats need hundreds of acres to roam. The preservation of wildlife corridors, which provide safe passage between large swaths of native habitats, is key to their survival. Cypress Cove Landkeepers is committed to supporting the protection, restoration, and efforts to connect the remaining wildlife habitats in our rapidly developing state through advocacy and education of the public. Our goal is to play a part in safeguarding natural resources and wildlife so that future generations will have the green space necessary to support a healthy, balanced existence.
Rapid development is negatively impacting Southwest Florida’s unique ecosystems. As new roads, shopping centers and housing developments disrupt our preserves, swamps, and estuaries, the native plants and animals that thrive there are often pushed to extinction. Cypress Cove Landkeepers is presently returning the Gore Nature Education Center property to its “Old Florida” roots by removing invasive species and reintroducing the plants originally found there. Native plants in the Center’s pollinator gardens will welcome visitors to the property and guide them along the entrance boardwalk leading to the newly renovated education building. There are many options in Collier County for landowners to be part of this needed effort, including Conservation Collier who will purchase critical parcels at fair market value. Additionally, there are options including conservation easements that can be pursued as well. For more information please contact our team and we will be more than happy to help point you in the right direction and explain some of the processes and steps involved as a landowner in the area.
Nature Inspired Experiences
The many benefits of nature immersion for children and adults is well documented, as is the diminishing number of hours most people spend outside. Introducing visitors to the wonders of nature is one of Cypress Cove Landkeepers’ primary objectives. Our “Old Florida” Gore Nature Education Center property provides the perfect setting for exploration – as well as gardening, crafting and photography. In addition to the fun of navigating native trails and pollinator gardens, our indoor classroom is filled with science projects, microscopes and art materials just waiting to inspire visitors.
Florida's Natural Habitats are in Critical Need
Southwest Florida’s unique natural treasures need to be protected against the irreversible environmental damage caused by overdevelopment. Stand with us as we work to save natural Florida.