P.O. Box 1826,
Fort Myers, Florida 33902

Links

ALVA, inc
A Living Vision of Alva
P.O. Box 2022, Alva, FL 33920
www.AlvaFL.org

Audubon of Florida
Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society
Sancapaudubon@yahoo.com
PO Box 957 Sanibel, FL 33957
http://www.sancapaudubon.org/

Audubon Society of Southwest Florida
PO Box 61041 Ft. Myers, FL 33906-1041
Vince McGroth 482-3226

Bayshore Backyard

Collier County Audubon Society
PO Box 11387 Naples, FL 34101-1387
Ted Below
239-643-2249
Roost@gate.net, collieraudubon@earthlink.net
http://www.collieraudubon.com/

Caloosahatchee River Citizens Assoc. (CRCA)
http://www.caloosahatchee.org/

239 694-5513 or 866 256-6388
The FLOW (CRCA newsletter)
A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the Caloosahatchee River and its watershed through education and promotion of the responsible use and enjoyment for all of the people.
Meetings 3rd wed. each month 6:30 PM
Iona House of the Calusa Nature Center
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33905

Calusa Bird Club
Meets Nov.-April
Vince McGrath 482-3226
www.caloosabirdclub.org
Seasonal birdwatching, documentation, and environmental activism.

Calusa Land Trust
Pine Island
Email clt@calusalandtrust.org
http://www.calusalandtrust.org/
The Land Trust is a broad coalition of individuals, families, and businesses who agree that the acquisition and protection of natural land is important if we are to retain the quality of life which makes the Pine Island region so attractive to people and to wildlife.

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
The Center for the Study of Natural Systems
Our mission is to develop a greater public awareness of and appreciation for the unique natural systems of Southwest Florida and to foster an understanding of earth and space sciences.
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Telephone: 239-275-3435
Fax: 239-275-9016
www.CalusaNature.com

Citizens Association of Bonita Beach CABB
Marge Ward 239-992-5153
Fax 239-992-0153
A citizens group dedicated to preserving Florida's environment for future generations.
Meetings 2nd Tuesday monthly 7:00PM

Collier Co. Mosquito Control
600 North Rd.
Naples, 34104
Adrian L. Salinas
(239) 436-1000

Collier Co. Natural Resource Dept.
Maura Kraus – Biologist
732-2505

Community and Environmental Defense Services:
Their mission is to help people defend their community and environment from the impact of sprawl and other poorly planned land development activities.
http://www.ceds.org/
A free book from the Community and Environmental Defense Services: How To Win Land Development Issues
http://www.ceds.org/publications.html

Concerned Citizens of Bayshore

Council of Civic Associations, Inc.
Ann Hauck
24910 Goldcrest Drive
Bonita Springs, FL. 34134
Tel: 239-495-7379
Rphauck@inxpress.net

CREW Land & Water Trust
23998 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL 33928-9409
Phone: (239) 657-2253 Fax: (239) 867-3230
Area of Operation: Lee and Collier Counties, Florida
Founded: 1989
e-mail: crewtrust@earthlink.net
www.crewtrust.org
The CREW Land & Water Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) in Southwest Florida. The Trust provides free hiking trails on these preserved lands so you can explore the "real" Florida!

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Citizens Support Org.
Caroline Shaw
239 597-6196

ECOSanibel (Earth Charter)
Donna Roberts (239) 472-8998
Email donnaroberts@zebis.com
http://www.earthcharter.org/
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all peoples a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well being of the human family and the larger living world. It is an expression of hope and a call to help create a global partnership at a critical juncture in history.

ECOSWF Environmental Confederation of South West Florida
CONTACT: Becky Ayech
1-941-322-2164
P.O. Box 366457
Bonita Springs, Florida 34136
http://www.ecoswf.org/
Was organized in 1969 as a five county coalition to protect conservation interests in SW FL.

EPEC Environmental and Peace Education Center
P.O. Box 1028
Lehigh Acres, Florida 33970-1028
epec2@earthlink.net
(239) 369-1897 or 433-0503
http://epec.org
For almost 20 years The Environmental & Peace Education Center has maintained the only walk-in environmental and peace advocacy office in Southwest Florida between Sarasota and Naples. The office is located in Fort Myers, Florida.
EPEC provides resources in the form of office and meeting space for such initiatives as the Conflict Resolution Task Force and a
variety of ad hoc efforts to promote the shared concerns of fellow
activists in the area.

Estero Bay Buddies
Heather Stafford
700 -1 Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
239 463 3240
The mission of the Estero Bay Buddies (BBB), a citizen support organization for Estero Bay aquatic and state buffer preserves, is to support and further the protection, conservation, restoration, management, and the enhancement of the natural and cultural resources of the coastal and aquatic ecosystems of Estero Bay estuary, and the watershed for the enjoyment and appreciation of current and future generations.


Estero Bay & State Buffer Preserves
700-1 Fisherman’s Wharf
Ft. Myers Beach, Fl 33931
Erin Maehl (239) 463-3240


Estero Community Planing Panel
Neal Noethlich 239-495-6698
NEN13@aol.com
ECPP was established for the primary purposes of (a) creating an overall Estero Vision Statement and Community Plan amendment to the Lee County Comprehensive Plan (LEE PLAN), (b) preparing related Land Development Code (LDC) amendments, (c) potentially preparing a Future Land Use Map (FLUM) revision, and (d) consulting with Developers and County Staff regarding proposed Developments within the Estero Community Planning Area.
ECPP solicits input from local Citizens, Landowners, the Development Community, The Lee County Department of Community Development, The Land Development Code Advisory Committee, The Executive Regulatory Oversight Committee, The Local Planning Agency, the Land Development Code Advisory Committee, The Florida Department of Community Affairs, and other Boards and Planning Agencies. It has conducted seven public planning workshops, conducted 33 (as of 09/08/03) public Panel Meetings, and distributed questionnaires. Input received is subsequently synthesized into proposed amendment(s) and submitted to Lee County DCD staff for their review and shepherding through their development reviews and the amendment process.


Estero Concerned Citizens Organization ECCO
Don Eslick 239-9494050 or Neal Noethlich 239-495-6698
ECCO is an ad hoc organization of Estero Community citizen leaders and Estero organizational leaders. We deal with a broad range of issues, which affect the Estero Area, either directly or indirectly. These include, but are not limited to, transportation, Parks, DRI's and other major developments, community landscaping, etc.

Florida Birding Trail
Terry Doyle
353-8442

Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
566 Commercial Blvd.
Naples, 34104
Dist.- Ft. Myers (239) 332-6971

Florida Marine Research Institute
100 8th Ave. SE
St. Pete, 33701
(727) 896-8626
floridamarine.org

Florida Panther Wildlife Refuge
353-8442
Terry Doyle

Florida Trail Association
Big Cypress Chapter
35250 SW.177 Ct.#88
Homestead, Fl. 33034
Don Bottomley (305) 248-8417
Local JoAnn Luce 495-7644

Florida Wildlife Federation
Southwest Florida Office
Nancy Anne Payton
Southwest Florida Field Representative
2590 Golden Gate Parkway #105
Naples FL 34105
239/643-4111
239/643-5130 fax
http://www.flawildlife.org/
The Florida Wildlife Federation's Southwest Florida Office focuses on local growth management issues, protection of wildlife habitat, and conservation land acquisition.

Friends of the Everglades
(305) 669-0858, and our fax number is (305) 669-4108.
E-mail: info@everglades.org
http://www.everglades.org/index.html
To protect, restore, and preserve the Greater Kissimee-Okeechobee-Everglades Ecosystem, and the water that is the lifeblood of the world's only Everglades.

Friends of Lovers Key
Citizens Support Org.
The Friends of Lovers Key Inc. is a non-profit group established to help protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park. The friends raise funds and provide volunteer services to accomplish this goal and improve the services provided to park visitors.
Contacts:
Ray Murphy, president: 239-591-8803
Maria Lightner, membership co-chair 239-463-4588
8700 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Paul Rice, Park Manager II
Lovers Key State Park
239-463-4588
paul.rice@dep.state.fl.us
www.floridastateparks.org

Friends of the Slough Preserve
Contact person is Joyce Sanders, president
billjoycesanders@comcast.net
Phone 239-275-7790
www.leeparks.org/fos
A not-for-profit advocacy and support organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the Slough for future generations through education and community partnerships.
We organized to assist the Six Mile staff and volunteers in the educational efforts at the Preserve and to support the development and operation of an Interpretive Center there.
Our Board of Directors meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at the Community Meeting Room in the Robb and Stucky Furniture Showroom on Cleveland Avenue at 10:15 a.m.

Imperial River Nature Preserve
Lori Glen 239-992-1565
RosesPlus@comcast.net
Mission to save the land next to the Bonita Boat Ramp on US41. This area will be a 29 acre park with paths (handicap access). The park will include the DOT retention pond, plant identification sites and will include the Boat Ramp.

"Lee Science and Environmental Education Coalition"
Contact: John Kiseda at 239.461.7472
Address: 3410 Palm Beach Blvd Ft Myers 33916
KISEDAJB@leegov.com
LEE SEEC includes public and private organizations committed to providing the community with science and environmental education and awareness for the overall health and benefit of the southwest Florida natural bioregion.

Mote Marine Lab
1600 Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, Fl 34236
Info – 941-388-2451

Naples Bird Club
2875 Gulf Shore Blvd, North, A-203
Naples FL 34103
(239) 643-1432
E-mail President: Don Fairbanks
Donfairbanks@hotmail.com
http://www.birding.com/naplesbirdclub/Default.htm
The mission of the Naples Bird Club is: to provide the opportunity for residents of Naples/Collier County to enjoy and share the experience of identifying birds by sight, song and behavior. We wish to provide fulfillment for the experienced birder as well as reacquaint folks of all ages and skills to birding. The club takes particular pride in introducing young adults to the wonders of this sport.

Purple Martin Society
Bill Dietrich 455-0201
billd@naples.net
3090 55TH Terrace, S.W.
Naples, Florida 34116-8034
A local club in SW Florida that meets for lunch to discuss purple martins monthly from October through May.

PURRE
People United to Restore our Rivers and Estuaries
www.PURRE.org

Responsible Growth Management Coalition
President Ellie Boyd geboyd64@earthlink.net

http://www.rgmcswf.org
The Responsible Growth Management Coalition was founded in 1988 to promote responsible growth management in Lee County within the parameters of the Florida statutes and administrative code through informed citizen participation.
Meetings are held at the Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Avenue, Ft. Myers 3PM the 2nd Monday monthly.

Rookery Bay Estuary (DEP)
Dafney Hawkin (239) 417-6310
300 Tower Rd.
Naples, 34113-8059

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
PO Box 839
Sanibel, FL 33957-0839
Phone: (941) 472-2329 Fax: (941) 472-6421
Area of Operation: On and around the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva
Founded: 1967
e-mail: sccf@sccf.org
www.sccf.org
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of natural resources and wildlife habitat on and around these barrier Islands.

Save Our Bay, Inc. (SOB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the
quality of San Carlos Bay, Pine Island Sound and the Caloosahatchee River.
Web site http://saveourbay.tripod.com/
Email SCarter57@aol.com or
b2cool@aol.com

Save the Manatee Club
500 N. Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: 407-539-0990
or 1-800-432-JOIN (5646)
Fax: 407-539-0871
http://www.savethemanatee.org
E-mail: membership@savethemanatee.org (membership-related questions)
education@savethemanatee.org (manatee-related questions)

Sierra Club, Calusa Group
Bobbie Lee Hasty
992-9061
bobbieleehasty@aol.com
http://florida.sierraclub.org/calusa/
The Sierra Club's Statement of Purpose is: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
Meetings are held that the Calusa nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers at 6 PM on the 2nd Thursday monthly.

Southwest Florida Bird Club
Meets 7:30 p.m. second Monday each month
First National Bank
900 Goodlette Rd.
N. Naples (use second door)
239-254-9495

Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust
PO Box 27
Naples, FL 34106-0027
Phone: (239) 597-1001 Fax: (239) 599-1001

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
www.conservancy.org
Leading the challenge to protect and preserve Southwest Florida's natural environment.

The Imperial River Conservancy
Dedicated to the Care of the Imperial River
Contact: Bob Gordee 992-2874 President
Randy Mote 495-3222

"The Society for Ethical Ecotourism in Southwest Florida
Contact: John Kiseda at 239.461.7472
Address: P.O. Box 62203 Ft Myers 33906
KISEDAJB@leegov.com
www.seeswfla.org
SEE SW FL is organized and incorporated to establish and maintain a professional code of ecotourism ethics in order to encourage an awareness and stewardship of Southwest Florida's natural heritage.

The Watershed Council
WWW.SWFWC.ORG
The mission of the Southwest Florida Watershed Council is to protect, conserve, manage and/or restore the land and water resources of the Caloosahatchee and Big Cypress Watersheds through participation and cooperation of all stakeholders in consensus building, planning, and decision making to meet the economic, natural and cultural needs for this and succeeding generations.

US Fish and Wildlife Service
(239) 657-7637
Dennis_Giardina@FWS.gov

Lee County Government Sites

Lee County Government 
http://www.lee-county.com/

 

Lee County Department of Community Development 
http://www.lee-county.com/dcd/

 

Lee County Comprehensive Plan 
http://www.lee-county.com/dcd1/Leeplan/Leeplan.pdf

 

Lee County Land Development Code 
http://www.lee-county.com/dcd/GeneralInfo/LeeCountyLDC.htm

 

Lee County Administrative Codes 
http://www.lee-county.com/AdminCodes/default.asp

 

Lee County Capital Improvement Update 
http://lola.co.lee.fl.us/NEWS2/CIP%20Project%20Update.pdf

 

Lee County Concurrency Management Report 
http://www.lee-county.com/dcd1/AnnualReports/2002Concurrency.pdf

 

Lee County Permitting and Development Guide  
http://www.lee-county.com/dcd/BuildingServices/
BuildingServicesMain.htm#permitting

 
Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization 
http://www.swfrpc.org/mpo.htm

 CR 951 Project Development Site
http://www.cr951.com/index.html

City Government Sites

City of Fort Myers
 http://www.cityftmyers.com/
 
City of Cape Coral  
http://www.capecoralgov.org/
 
Town of Fort Myers Beach  
http://www.fmbeach.org/
 
City of Sanibel  
http://www.ci.sanibel.fl.us/

Regional and State Government Sites

Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council 
http://www.swfrpc.org/
 
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council's
Strategic Regional Policy Plan 
http://www.swfrpc.org/srpp.htm
  
South Florida Water Management District 
http://www.sfwmd.gov/
2301 Mc Gregor Blvd.
Ft. Myers, Fl. 33901

Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan  http://www.evergladesplan.org/

  Caloosahatchee Water Management Plan  http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/exo/cwmp/index.html
 
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs  http://www.dca.state.fl.us/
 
Florida Growth Management Study Commission  http://www.dca.state.fl.us/growth/  
 
Florida Growth Management Statues and Rules  http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fdcp/DCP/
Resources/Legislation/index.htm

Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
http://www.charlotteharbornep.com/

Melissa Upton or Maran Hilgendorf
(239) 995-1777