FWC July 20 workshop in Pasco County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises


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 20 workshop is scheduled in Pasco County in southwest Florida, with representatives of local governments in nearby counties encouraged to attend.


Pasco County

Wednesday, July 20

9 a.m. to noon

Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve

17135 Minneola Drive

Spring Hill, FL 34610


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.”