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Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation

News Release

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Media contact: Judy Gillan, 850-591-5001

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct a workshop in Escambia County to present information on the management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises.

The goal of this workshop is to identify ways local governments can participate in protecting one of Florida's threatened species. In addition, presenters will introduce other FWC programs of interest to local governments.     

The Escambia County workshop is scheduled for Aug. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Representatives from neighboring counties are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free, but registration is required, as space is limited.

To register, please send your name and the name of your organization to Alexandra.Perryman@MyFWC.com.

Escambia County
Tuesday, Aug. 2
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Water Quality and Land Management Division Office
3363 West Park Place
Pensacola, FL 32505

An upcoming workshop will be in Suwannee County on Aug. 16. For more information visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise.



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