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 A Bold Vision 

We envision a future where southwest Florida’s unique landscape is protected for the benefit of both nature and people. Generations to come will experience the rich natural bounty of our land and waters and develop personal connections to this place we love. Our Strategic Plan shares our roadmap for achieving our vision.


Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast works with you to save land, forever, preserving those special natural lands that shape our cultural heritage, make our region extraordinary, and our quality of life superb. We partner with landowners, businesses, and government to preserve the environmental excellence of our lands and waters in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier Counties.

Our mission is to protect the character, natural integrity, and biodiversity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds of Florida’s Gulf Coast by:

  • holding conservation easements and owning nature preserves
  • educating for responsible land stewardship
  • collaborating with individuals, organizations, and communities  

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