Jean Blackburn - My Florida

Date: September 10 - November 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conservation Foundation is thrilled to welcome Jean Blackburn and her contemporary exhibit of oil paintings and recycled materials, entitled My Florida. Jean explores the magic of light on water, the intricacies of sabal palm boots, and the detailed... read more

2019 Wild About Nature Festival

Date: November 2, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for a day of fun and outdoor adventure at the Wild About Nature Festival on Saturday, November 2nd. This is our 11th year of this family festival and is sure to be the best one yet! We've extended the hours to give you more time to enjoy... read more

Artist's Reception - Jean Blackburn

Date: November 6, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Conservation Foundation for the exhibit reception for contemporary artist Jean Blackburn and her exhibit, My Florida. Jean is a third-generation native Floridian with a deep affinity for the natural world, apparent in her extraordinary oil... read more

Volunteer Interest Info and Coffee

Date: November 12, 2019 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Looking for opportunities to volunteer your time and skills to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast but not sure where to start? Look no further! Join us for a volunteer coffee and information session on Tuesday, November 12 at 9:30am at our... read more

Conservation Community Book Club - November

Date: November 14, 2019 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Do you love reading? Do you also love nature? If so we have the perfect book club for you! Join discussion facilitator, Kristina Skepton, for an engaging and lively conversation in Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast’s new bi-monthly... read more

Shakespeare in Nature at Bay Preserve

Date: November 17, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The thrill of Shakespeare performed in the delightful outdoor setting of Bay Preserve, hosted by Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory will present this special adaptation of Romeo & Juliet on... read more

November Lunch and Learn at Bay Preserve

Date: November 20, 2019 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
You’re invited to join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a FREE Lunch and Learn event. During lunch, we’ll present our history and explore Conservation Foundation’s role in protecting the places that make a difference... read more

Feast Upon the Fields 2020

Date: January 12, 2020 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Make your way through the fields to our table for a culinary adventure in nature. A locally-sourced farm-to-table luncheon is served under tent on magnificent protected lands. The 543-acre Murphy Marsh within the Manatee County Myakka River... read more

The Palm Ball

Date: February 1, 2020 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The 2020 Palm Ball, Forever Green, Forever Blue, pays homage to the greenery of our land and the bluest of our waters, and the intimate connection between the two. This year’s gala marks 13 years of bringing together 300 conservation-minded... read more

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