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FWC Aug. 16 workshop in Hendry County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

News Release

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Media contact: Diane Hirth, 850-410-5291; Carol Lyn Parrish, 850-556-2269

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops this summer to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida.

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.

An Aug. 16 workshop is scheduled in Hendry County in south Florida, with representatives of local governments in nearby counties encouraged to attend.

Hendry County

Tuesday, Aug. 16
9 a.m. to noon
Hendry County UF/IFAS Extension Office
1085 Pratt Blvd.
LaBelle, FL 33935 

The workshop is free, but registration is required as space is limited. To register, send your name and your organization’s name to Alex.Kalfin@MyFWC.com.

For more information, and to download the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise and click on “Management Plan.”



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