The Need

The natural beauty of Southern Florida is part of the attraction of Collier County. Changing climate will cause an increase in the strength and frequency of storms which can negatively impact our environment and conservation efforts, the quality of our air and water, and local wildlife. In addition, a lack of accessibility means people with disabilities are unable to enjoy recreational activities in the beautiful outdoors. The 2017 community needs assessment defines the extent of these issues.


Significant concerns focus on:

Environmental impact of growth and development

Impact of increasing traffic on wildlife habitat

Water and air quality

Rising sea levels

Our Solution

Read “Upstream Stewardship” – a report on what area experts have to say about the challenges of changing climate patterns, natural disasters, and inaccessible recreational activities and how the Community Foundation will help support collaborative planting and restoration projects and enhanced park access.


Help us protect Collier County’s natural beauty and keep it accessible.