Register for FWC public meetings on coastal conservation
Monday, July 11, 2011
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC)
Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative (CWCI) is holding two
public meetings in West Palm Beach on July 19 and 20.
The CWCI is a new, comprehensive strategy for approaching
wildlife conservation issues in the coastal areas of Florida. Those
with interests or a stake in coastal issues in Palm Beach, Martin
and St. Lucie counties are encouraged to attend the West Palm Beach
For convenience, the FWC will hold two sessions. The July 19
session is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the July 20 session is from 9
a.m. to noon. Both meetings will be at the Palm Beach County
Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd. Attendees are asked to
register online in advance of the meetings.
FWC staff will present an overview of the initiative and its
partnership strategy and ask attendees to identify pressing coastal
conservation issues in their area and discuss gaps in research,
education, management and regulation that stand in the way of
resolving those issues.
"The CWCI's vision is to ensure the long-term conservation of
native wildlife in coastal ecosystems throughout Florida in balance
with human activities," said Blair Hayman, CWCI coordinator. "There
are critical, immediate, as well as long-standing coastal wildlife
conservation issues that could be addressed more effectively
through the cooperative efforts of a partnership rather than by
individual agencies or entities," she said.
For more information on the Coastal
Wildlife Conservation Initiative visit MyFWC.com/Conservation
or contact Blair Hayman, at 386-758-0525 or Blair.Hayman@MyFWC.com.