FWC moves Sept. 1-3 meeting to Pensacola Beach
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Media contact: Patricia Behnke, 850-251-2130
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) meeting previously scheduled for Weston will take
place in Pensacola Beach Sept. 1-3.
"FWC personnel have been working on the oil spill
response with our partners from the very beginning of this tragic
event," said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto. "We have seen the oil
spill-related economic impact on the residents and businesses of
the Panhandle. Pensacola deserves an economic boost.
"To help, we moved the Commission meeting from
Southeast Florida to Pensacola."
The September meeting will take place at the Hilton
Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. Meetings start at 8:30 a.m. (CDT)
all three days, and all FWC meetings are open to the public.
"Our Commission meeting will bring speakers and
interested parties from across the state to Pensacola to patronize
local businesses," Barreto said. "In addition, this meeting will
offer local residents a forum to share their concerns with the
Commission face-to-face. It's just the right thing to do."
The first day's agenda features wildlife and inland
issues; the second day will focus on marine issues; and the third
day will involve budget, legislative and administrative
Of special note is the presentation by senior staff
on Thursday, Sept. 2 discussing the FWC's continuing response to
the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A draft agenda is available
at MyFWC.com/Commission. Each meeting day includes time set
aside for the public to bring items to the attention of the