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

Native Butterfly Counting
Saturday January 29th, 2022 // 9:00am-12:00pm

Native Butterfly Count

Join a research team in tracking native Florida butterflies as our newly planted pollinator gardens grow! Great for ALL ages!!

*Free to participate: Click here to pre-register!

Upcoming Events at Gore Nature Education Center: Photography Classes | Cypress Cove Landkeepers
Jan | Feb | Mar

Photography Workshops

Capture the beauty of “Old Florida” through three programs on Nature Photography.

Discover the latest techniques for capturing nature’s bounty from three of our favorite nature photographers. Classes will include brief lectures on key principles for improving your photos. Then head out to the trails to practice your skills with beautiful native plants, insects and maybe animals. Returning to the center, your instructor will review the photos taken and provide helpful suggestions. Day two focuses on “practice makes perfect” by returning to the trails for photos followed by instruction on post-processing applications that transform your photos into art.

Workshops available for January, February and March!

Current Fundraisers

Get your 2022 Calendar of photos by Frank Ballatore of “Birds of Southwest Florida” here. For just a $25 dollar donation (or more) you will receive a calendar with all proceeds going to Cypress Cove Landkeepers.

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.