The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct regional workshops to present information on the revised management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises. A workshop is scheduled in Charlotte County.

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways local governments can participate in protecting one of
Florida’s threatened species. In addition, FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments. 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 with the date and location of the workshop you would like to
attend to:

The following locations are hosting a workshop:

Nassau County
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
1pm – 4 pm
Ft. Clinch Visitors Center Community Room
2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Miami-Dade County
Monday, July 15, 2013
1pm – 4pm
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177

Charlotte County
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
1pm – 4pm
Charlotte County Government Center
Building and Construction Services Building
18400 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Brevard County
Friday, July 19, 2013
9am – 12pm
Brevard County BOCC
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C
Viera, FL 32940