Media Releases

June 15, 2017 - Families discover what’s 2 feet under the bay

Families recently enjoyed a morning of discovery and learning at Bay Preserve, as they waded in the grass flats with dip nets and discovered what thrives in Little Sarasota Bay, the nursery of the gulf. The kids also got to observe... More...

May 24, 2017 - Discover 2 Feet Under The Bay

What wonders can you find in the salty shallows of Little Sarasota Bay? Satisfy your curiosity by spending a fun morning exploring at 2 Feet Under the Bay, hosted by Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and Around the Bend Nature Tours...  More...

May 5, 2017 - Newly conserved Triangle Ranch shines at inaugural Feast Upon the Fields

More than 200 guests gathered under oak hammock on the banks of the Myakka River Sunday to celebrate the conservation of Triangle Ranch and enjoy a farm-to-table luncheon benefiting Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.... More...

May 2, 2017 - Explore Natural Lands and Catch a Glimpse of Nesting Eagles at Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass

Explore natural lands in a guided nature walk on Thursday, May 11, at Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass. The 90-minute walking tour is offered at 9:00 am and again at 11:00 am... More...

April 5, 2017 - Conservation Foundation and the TREE Foundation feature Dr. Meg Lowman

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and the TREE Foundation will co-host a reception and conversation with Dr. Meg Lowman, on Wednesday, April 26 at 5:30 pm that will underscore the  importance of saving land and thus trees.... More...

March 30, 2017 - Conservation Foundation launches event on newly conserved land - Feast Upon The Fields on April 30

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces the inaugural Feast Upon the Fields on Sunday, April 30, 12:30pm at the newly conserved Triangle Ranch on the Myakka River... More...

March 22, 2017 - The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation seeds Youth in Nature Initiative

The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation granted $65,000 to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast to launch the Youth in Nature initiative.   The overarching goal is to provide at-risk youth with ‘WOW!' moments in nature ...More...

March 14, 2017 - Reception with celebrated fine arts painter, Bill Farnsworth

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, in collaboration with Ringling College | Englewood Art Center, is pleased to host the exhibit opening and artist’s reception for renowned plein air painter, Bill Farnsworth, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm....  More...

March 10, 2017 - Conservation Foundation Launches Youth in Nature Initiative 

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is thrilled to announce the launch of its newest initiative, Youth in Nature. The Youth in Nature initiative will engage local at-risk youth in a variety of nature experiences. More...

 March 07, 2017 - The Bottlenose Dolphins of Sarasota Bay

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast invites you to an informative program on the longest-running wild dolphin study with Dr. Randy Wells on Tuesday,  March 14, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am...  More...

Feb 26, 2017 - Pests And Pollinators. Is that bug good for your garden?

Did you ever wonder about a bug in your yard? Which bugs are Florida friendly in your garden? Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast hosts a morning workshop focused on pests and pollinators in your yard and garden... More...

Feb 10, 2017 - Reception for A Tale of Two Ranches

Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a reception on Wednesday, February 22, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and view the photography exhibit, “A Tale of Two Ranches.” The exhibit showcases the natural beauty of two ranches..  More...

Jan 31, 2017 - Taking a play from page to stage

Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a special presentation by Jesse Jou, visiting director with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, on Wednesday, February 8 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Jou will lead a discussion of what theater directors do and how they take a play from "the page to the stage,".... More...

Jan 9, 2017 - Learn the basics of Florida-Friendly landscaping

Do you ever wonder what makes something Florida Friendly? Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast hosts a morning workshop to provide the basics of Florida Friendly Landscaping... More...

Nov 22, 2016 - Calling all volunteers for a tree-planting day at Pine Island Preserve

Come prepared for a fun morning full of community spirit on Thursday, December 15, from 9:00am to Noon and help Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast plant 500 longleaf pine saplings on Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass. More...

Nov 14, 2016 - Conservation Foundation receives second year of coveted 4-Star rating

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast attained the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for the second year, based on its strong financial health and commitment to greater accountability and transparency. This accomplishment signifies...  More...

Nov 9, 2016 - Outdoor Fun At Conservation Foundation's Fall Family Festival

Families of all ages enjoyed tree climbing, kayaking, hula hooping, slacklining and nature crafts and activities at Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast’s annual Fall Family Festival on Nov 5...  More...

Nov 8, 2016 - Enjoy Shakespeare in Nature at Bay Preserve

Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for the third year of Shakespeare in Nature at Bay Preserve, and enjoy an all-new adaptation of Hamlet in the superb outdoor setting of Bay Preserve at Osprey on Sunday, November 20.....  More...

Nov 3, 2016 - Photography Exhibit Will Bedazzle

Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for the opening reception for orchidist and photographer, Tony Nacinovich, on Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The exhibit entitled “Tropical Splendor” will connect you to the exquisite natural beauty of orchids and inspire you..... More...

Oct 26, 2016 - Conservation Foundation Honors 2016 Conservation Partner of the Year

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast honored philanthropist Elizabeth Moore as its 2016 Conservation Partner of the Year, for her pivotal role in the recent achievement of protecting Triangle Ranch forever. More...

Oct 19, 2016 - Conservation Foundation announces Board of Trustees

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces its Board of Trustees for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. More...

Oct 17, 2016 -  Outdoor Family Fun at Conservation Foundation's Festival

Enjoy a day of active, outdoor fun on Saturday, November 5, 11:00am to 3:00pm at the 8th annual Fall Family Festival hosted by Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. This free event is....  More...

Oct 14, 2016 - Conservation Foundation Awarded Lee County TDC Grant

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was awarded a grant of $639,080 for the boardwalk and kayak launch on Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass from Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau's Tourist Development Council Beach and Shoreline Funding...  More...

Oct 12, 2016 - National Land Protection Expert Presents in Sarasota

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast recently hosted a professional seminar featuring Stephen J. Small, recognized as the nation's leading authority on private land protection strategies. More...

Oct 6, 2016 - Triangle Ranch Protected Forever

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces the achievement of protecting Triangle Ranch in Manatee County.  The permanent protection of this 1,143-acre property,...More...

Sept 28, 2016 -  Artists-in-Residence Share Their Creative Journey

Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a special program with Artists-in-Residence, James and Julie Branaman, on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00am to 11:30am...More...

Sept 2, 2016 -  Photography Exhibit Showcases the Extraordinary

Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a reception with photographer Glenn Gardner on Thursday September 15th, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30... More...

Aug 30, 2016 - Funding to Protect Triangle Ranch Secured

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces the achievement of a milestone in the journey to protect Triangle Ranch in Manatee County.  More...

Aug 29, 2016 - National Expert Presents on Land Protection Strategies

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County present “Preserving Land in Perpetuity”, a professional education seminar featuring Stephen J. Small, recognized as the nation’s leading authority...More....

Aug 26, 2016 - Conservation Foundation Receives Renewed National Accreditation

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was awarded renewed accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Achieving accreditation is a mark of distinction in the land trust arena. More...

Aug 24, 2016 - Conservation Foundation Launches New 2016 Giving Challenge Campaign

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast launched its new campaign, “Make 24 Hours Last Forever,” designed to generate pledges of support for conservation in advance of the community-wide Giving Challenge on September 20 and 21 from noon to noon....More...

Jul 20, 2016 - Youth in Nature Connects Kids to the Fun and Wonderment of the Outdoors

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces the launch of its Youth in Nature program, designed to create nature experiences that will provide life-long memories, instill a love for life, and help youth discover nature...More...

Jul 18, 2016 - Learn the Latest APP to Help Protect Wildlife

Have you ever wondered how to report an injured sea turtle or a non-native animal in the wild?  Tech-savvy outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, anglers and anyone who loves the outdoors will want to learn about this new mobile app on Thursday, August 4, 2016...More...

Jul 1, 2016 - Jelks Foundation Awards $5,000 to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Dr. Helen Jelks King and the Jelks Family Foundation awarded $5,000 to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. A long-time supporter of Conservation Foundation, this gift will help support land protection projects, community education...More...

Jun 15, 2016 - National Watershed Grant Awarded

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was awarded a three-year grant of $156,000 from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities for its Myakka Island Conservation Corridor project.  This grant was one of just nine given nationally... More...

 Jun 14, 2016 -  The Morton and Spapperi Family Foundation

The Morton and Spapperi Family Foundation recently made two donations, totalling $100,000, to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for conservation and restoration efforts on Florida's Gulf Coast. More...

 Jun 9, 2016  - Conservation Foundation Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has attained the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, based on its strong financial health and commitment to greater accountability and transparency. This achievement signifies... More... 

 

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