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New date, time for gopher tortoise workshop

News Release

Friday, July 08, 2011

Media contact: Judy Gillan, 850-591-5001

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescheduled a workshop in Wakulla County to present information on the management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises. Originally set for July 8, the workshop now will take place on Monday, July 18.

The goal of this workshop is to identify ways local governments can participate in protecting one of Florida's threatened species. In addition, presenters will introduce other FWC programs of interest to local governments.     

Representatives from neighboring counties are encouraged to attend.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, please send your name and the name of your organization to

Wakulla County
Monday, July 18
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
IFAS Extension Office
84 Cedar Avenue
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Take U.S. 319 into Crawfordville. Turn right onto Cedar Avenue. Follow Cedar to the Extension Office, which is on the right.

Workshops will be held in Marion, Osceola, Palm Beach, Lee, Sarasota, Escambia and Suwannee counties in the coming weeks. For more information visit

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