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Photo: Beach on Don Pedro Island


Betting on Paradise

Casino Night

Our 2018 Event

The first ever Betting on Paradise Casino Night was held at the home of Gary and Marcia Wilkins on Pointe Bocilla. Participants enjoyed gaming and socializing with friends while supporting the conservation efforts of the Conservancy. Prizes were awarded at the end of the evening and after expenses, $15,943 was raised for the preservation of green space on the island.

VIP Membership Gala


Following the February 3, 2018 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Conservation Easement on Palm Drive, members were treated to a VIP Appreciation Gala at the home of Mike and Lisa Haney.


The VIP board displayed the names of all Conservancy members and served as the backdrop for complimentary professional photos.


The 2017 Auction was a Huge Success


The First Annual Preserving Paradise Auction was a success. Thank you. Over $45,000 was raised at this fabulous event to continue our conservation mission. Congratulations!!

The Preserving Paradise Auction achieved its fundraising goal which allowed us to purchase 2 properties for conservation easements

A huge thank you to our sponsors – Buzz Mallett & Kelley Enterprises, Palm Island Resort, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Michael Saunders, 7 Company Rental Division, International Gymnastics Camp, International Sports Camp, Michael J. Looney, Inc and Taz Flooring & Tile Design -to our Auctioneers Frank and Wenda Trunzo, - and to our volunteers and generous attendees.

Photos from our 2017 Auction

First Membership


Party and New Name Reveal

March 2017

The Conservancy held a party to thank members for their support and to announce the name change from Gopher Green to Bocilla Islands Conservancy Inc.

The name better reflects the focus and goals of the group.

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