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FWC July 21 workshop in Flagler County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

News Release

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Media contact: Diane Hirth, 850-410-5291; Greg Workman, 352-732-1225

Photos available on the FWC’s Flickr site: Website

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.

A July 21 workshop is scheduled in Flagler County in northeast Florida, with representatives of local governments in nearby counties encouraged to attend.

Flagler County
Thursday, July 21
9 a.m. to noon
Hammock Community Center
79 Malacompra Road
Palm Coast, FL 32137

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

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



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