Collier residents invited to public meeting to learn about living with wildlife
Monday, September 26, 2011
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459
Collier County residents have an opportunity to learn from the
experts about living with the various species of wildlife in the
area. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
will host a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Naples. The
workshop is free and open to the public.
FWC biologists and subject matter experts will give
presentations on two native animals: the Florida panther and the
Florida black bear. University of Florida ecologist Dr. Martin Main
will give a presentation about coyotes. All three animals are
present in Collier County.
The FWC wishes to provide residents with information about
living with wildlife and co-existing with these animals with
"The fact that we have abundant and diverse wildlife is one of
the great things about living in Florida," said Kipp Frohlich, the
FWC's Imperiled Species Section leader. "At times, this wildlife
can create challenges. Fortunately, there are a number of
relatively simple steps that can be taken to discourage wildlife
from getting too close for comfort."
The meeting will be in the multipurpose room at the Collier
County University of Florida/IFAS Extension, 14700 Immokalee Road,
Naples, from 5:30 - 8 p.m.