Public Workshops

Public Workshops


Rule Development Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your feedback on nonnative species rules and regulations in Florida.

The FWC is currently developing the rules for nonnative species import permit application and evaluation criteria, potential additions to the Prohibited species list, and the creation of definitions for key terms in Chapter 68-5, F.A.C. To collect public input, the FWC will be holding a series of public workshops where the public can comment on the conceptual changes. FWC staff will be available to answer questions.

 

Public Workshop Dates and Locations

 

Workshops will be open to the public from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at each of the following dates and locations:

  • WeaselOctober 15th Joseph P. D’Alessandro Office Complex, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33902
  • October 16thUF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, 18710 Southwest 288th Street, Homestead, Florida 33030
  • October 17thUniversity of Florida Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center, 3205 College Avenue, Davie, Florida 33314
  • October 29thFWC Suncoast Youth Conservation Center, 6650 Dickman Road, Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
  • October 30thOcala Police Department Community Room, 402 South Pine Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471

For more information about nonnative species rule development public workshops, please contact NonnativeSpeciesRules@MyFWC.com

 

Not able to make it to our workshops in person?

Recommendations may be submitted through our online survey External Website or by email to NonnativeSpeciesRules@MyFWC.com.

 

Iguana Technical Assistance Workshops

 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting public technical assistance workshops regarding iguanas in the Florida Keys.

The FWC is hosting several iguana technical assistance public workshops that will help empower homeowners in the Florida Keys to manage this nonnative species on their own property. Learn how you can discourage iguanas from your property andiguana.jpg about legal trapping and removal options and regulations pertaining to iguanas. Biologists will provide information and answer questions during these workshops.

Public Workshop Dates and Locations

Workshops will be open to the public from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at each of the following dates and locations:

 

  • October 24th – The Community Room, 51 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, Florida 34145
  • November 29th – Jarvis Hall (next to Town Hall), 4505 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida, 33308

For more information about the Iguana Technical Assistance Workshops, please contact the FWC’s Nonnative Wildlife Biologist in the Keys or call 305-676-3280.

Python Patrol Training Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your help with Burmese python removal efforts.

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The FWC is hosting several no-cost workshops aimed to create a network of trained individuals throughout south Florida who know how to identify Burmese pythons, report sightings, and in some cases, capture and remove the snakes. Workshops are limited to 25 participants, and pre-registration is required. Learn about safely capturing Burmese pythons and get hands-on experience with live snakes by attending one of these workshops.

In-person workshops will be held:

No Python Patrol Trainings are currently scheduled.

For more information about Python Patrol Training Workshops, contact the Python Patrol Training Specialist or call 954-236-1263.

Want to be notified about new trainings? Follow @MyFWC on Twitter or Instagram. All Python Patrol trainings are announced through these social media platforms.



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