Help Us Protect Florida's Natural Treasures

Cypress Cove Landkeepers

Cypress Cove Landkeepers is a Naples-based 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to preserving and protecting Southwest Florida’s ecologically sensitive landscape from the devastating impact of over-development. We purchase properties connecting wildlife corridors, restore these properties to as natural a state as possible, encourage native flora and fauna to repopulate the area and support the next generation of Landkeepers.
Our first property acquisition, the 10-acre Gore Nature Education Center in the Golden Gate Estates area of Naples, provides the perfect setting for exploration and nature education. We invite you to come experience its wonders.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Next Up

Friday May 20th, 2022 // 10am - 11:30am

All About Owls

Join us at the Gore Nature Education Center as we learn about owls! Students will find out what unique adaptations these raptors have that enable them to survive in the Everglades.

We will examine the owl’s habitats during our 1 1/2-hour program and even take a gentle walk through some of the preserve’s trails as we search for these incredible animals. Each student will dissect an owl pellet. What’s an owl pellet? Pellets are the undigested parts of a bird’s food, such as hair or bones, which are regurgitated (coughed up through the beak). As the student dissects the owl pellet, we will attempt to identify the bones to determine what the owls have been eating.

This class is designed for children aged 6-11 and costs $15 per participating student. Siblings are always welcome.


Family Adventures at Cypress Cove Landkeepers | Protecting Florida's Natural Treasures
Sunday June 5th, 2022 // 10am -2pm

Sunday at the Preserve

Visit the Gore Nature Education Center on Sunday, June 5th, 10am – 2pm. Tour the trails and take a nature break in this peaceful “Old Florida” preserve. No reservations necessary.


Support Our Mission

Critical habitats for endangered species in Southwest Florida are succumbing to urban sprawl. The endangered Florida panthers’ corridor in rural Collier County has been diminished with recent approvals for residential villages in this area.

Vacant properties adjacent to the Gore Nature Education Center and Conservation Collier’s Dr. Robert H. Gore III Preserve are available for purchase. Protecting this land helps to expand the natural corridors required by the Florida panther and other large animals. Your contribution will allow us to acquire and conserve vulnerable property in key areas, ensuring Florida’s treasured resources will be available for generations to come.


Together We Can Save Florida from Irreversible Damage

Southwest Florida’s unique natural treasures need to be protected against the irreversible environmental damage caused by overdevelopment. Stand with us as we work to save natural Florida.


Your donation makes it possible for us to purchase, protect and restore the land, educate the community, and support research. Consider our many giving opportunities.


Volunteers keep our gardens blooming, trails trimmed and programs running. If you are interested in our mission and have time to share, come join our Landkeepers team.


Explore our “Old Florida” trails, participate in our programs and savor the sights, smells and sounds of the Gore Nature Education Center. Plan your visit today.