Upcoming Programs & Events

2015-2016 PROGRAMS

The November-April programs are in the Kapnick Center at the Naples Botanical Garden at 7 pm unless otherwise noted (members free, non-members $5). Seating is limited.

Programs are sponsored by

Program sponsorships available

If you would like to sponsor our refreshments, ads, or just your own reserved chair for our Programs this season, please call Lori at the Audubon Office at 239-643-7822. Any help would be appreciated!

Panther collaboration, protection sought

Please read the guest editorial from the April 5 Naples Daily News. This is a fundamental strategy (collaboration on incentive-based ways to engage landowners) AWE and our allies employ to protect large landscapes of habitat in the Western Everglades.

2015-2016 dates, reports

In addition to the 2015-2016 programs listed in the left column, 2015-2016 field trips are posted (click on Field Trips above). Space on some is very limited, so reserve a spot early! Also, the 2014-2015 Annual Report is posted on the Publications page.

Feathers & Friends Gala thanks

Thank you to our sponsors of this year's Feathers & Friends Gala that was held on Thursday, February 11...

Humiston & Moore Engineers to sponsor 2015-2016 programs

Audubon of the Western Everglades is pleased to announce that Humiston & Moore Engineers will be sponsoring our Programs this season at the Naples Botanical Garden.

Humiston & Moore Engineers was established in 1991 to specialize in civil engineering projects within the dynamic coastal zone. H&M works with coastal communities, governmental agencies, and private property owners, offering services that include beach nourishment and other alternatives to erosion control, inlet and navigation channel maintenance, marina design, Coastal Construction Control Line permitting, and FEMA flood zone mapping. Our Engineers employ a full complement of state-of-the-art technical and modeling tools combined with years of hands-on experience with coastal construction to develop practical applied solutions. H&M has developed unique solutions that have successfully solved problems under challenging site conditions where there were either natural resource or regulatory constraints. Our philosophy, that fully understanding the complex processes that cause erosion is essential to designing successful projects, is also the key to designing projects that will effectively restore natural coastal systems.

Welcome to Audubon of the Western Everglades

Founded in 1961, Audubon of the Western Everglades is the oldest conservation organization in Collier County. We are one of 43 local Florida chapters dedicated to preserving the quality of life in our respective communities.

One of our primary efforts is maintaining an awareness of local, regional, and state environmental and conservation issues. Accordingly, our mission, in partnership with Audubon of Florida and National Audubon Society, is to promote an understanding of and interest in wildlife and the environment that supports it, and to further the cause of conservation of all of our natural resources.

We offer a variety of activities in which everyone may participate: guided field trips to sites throughout Southwest Florida, evening programs with guest speakers from November through April, grants that allow county elementary schools to bring classes to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for field trips and for activities at specially constructed educational trails and sites, and we have a conservation committee that is active and influential at the local, regional, and state levels on environmental issues.

We invite you to join us as a member, to enjoy and support programs and activities that appeal to you, and to become a part of preserving and protecting our natural heritage and all of its wild life.


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Audubon of the Western Everglades
1020 8th Avenue South, Suite 2
Naples, Florida 34102
phone: (239) 643-7822
chapter code: E38
Membership/Services Director: Lori Beall

The Naples Botanical Garden is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive.


1. From US 41 east, take Bayshore Drive south.

2. Travel 1.5 miles to stop sign at Thomasson Drive.

3. Keep straight, staying on Bayshore and enter the Garden on the right.



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Audubon of the Western Everglades does business as Collier County Audubon Society, Inc. which. is a nonprofit conservation organization organized under the laws of the State of Florida on August 3, 1961. The Society is affiliated with the Florida Audubon Society and the National Audubon Society. The Society is registered with the Florida Department of State (document number 702752) as a not-for-profit organization.

The Federal Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Society as an organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of The Internal Revenue Code. As such, contributions to the Society are tax deductible.

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