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6490 South Pointe Blvd
Fort Myers, Florida
John Kiseda
(239) 432-2163

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This facility provides space for training sessions, workshops, and meetings which are hosted by Parks & Recreation staff members or Volunteer Organizational Partners with Lee County Parks & Recreation. It also houses full time staff working with Environmental Programs, Park Rangers, Florida Yards & Neighborhood Program, and Land Stewardship Program.

An Environmental Resource Library is available for use by Staff, Volunteers, and the General Public by appointment. To access a list of resources available, click here!

Free guided tours of the Florida Yards & Neighborhood Demonstration Landscape are available every Wednesday at 10:30am.

The Mangrove Gathering Eco Cafe takes place at the Support Services Facility on March 16, June 15, September 21 and December 21 in 2013. For people who care about the Earth ... a FREE place to socialize! The Mangrove Gathering Eco Café blends both information and entertainment into an evening that goes beyond consciousness raising, to give long-time and newly made friends options to become involved firsthand with the Earth and all its life. With live music, coffee/tea and snack/dessert "potlatch" and all of the current information on SW Florida environmental happenings! See the 2013 Mangrove Gathering flyer here.

Offices for:

Land Stewardship Coordinator:
Annisa Karim 229-7247

Environmental Educator:
John Kiseda 432-2163

Land Stewardship Coordinator:
Terry Cain 432-2158

Land Stewardship Coordinator:
Jim Green 533-7456

Countywide Park Ranger Unit Supervisors:
Cindy Carter 432-2161 & Troy Trudo 432-2162

Countywide Park Rangers:
Shane Bergmark, Shawn Iovine, D.J. MacDonald, Mike Pcolar, Nathan Torres,

The building was built for and housed the Rutenberg Community Library until the Lakes Regional Library opened in the summer of 2005.

The SWFL Branch of the US Green Building Council has recognized the Eco Living Center at Rutenberg Park as a Green Friend for the support and efforts toward sustainable, eco-conscious design & construction in our community.

Eco-Green-Friend award

The Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau have recognized the Eco Living Center for the positive impact on our local community through the Chrysalis Award for Environmental Education.

The University of Florida “F.Y.N.” Program recognized the Eco Living Center for successfully implementing the “Florida Friendly” landscape practices around the building as a self-guided learning landscape for the public.

The Eco Living Center is listed in SWFL Naturally and Greatest Cape.