Anyone who has visited southwest Florida knows that this area of the country is growing at an alarming pace. Development is swallowing up every natural area that hasn't already been developed. Children are growing up in the area without any basic knowledge about the environment in which they co-exist with other life forms. Enter the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Simply stated, The Conservancy's mission is preserving Southwest Florida's natural environment... now and forever i.e. for future generations. It is this legacy that the Conservancy perpetuates through educational outreach at their facilities as well as local schools. Thus, educating the public is an equally important task of the Conservancy Of Southwest Florida. Much more could be said about this organization but I will let the reader discover for himself or herself the treasure that is the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.