FWC to hold meetings on coastal conservation
Monday, October 31, 2011
Media contact: Carli Segelson, 727-896-8626
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC)
Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative is holding public meetings
in Marathon on Nov. 8 and 9.
The Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative is a new,
comprehensive strategy for approaching wildlife conservation issues
in the coastal areas of Florida.
Those with interests or a stake in coastal issues in Monroe
County are encouraged to attend the Marathon meetings.
For convenience, the FWC will hold two sessions; both will be
the same format, and participants can attend whichever is more
convenient. The Nov. 8 session is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the
Nov. 9 session is from 9 a.m. to noon. Both meetings will be at the
Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway.
Attendees are asked to register online in advance of the meetings. Go
to MyFWC.com/Conservation, select "Coastal Wildlife Conservation
Initiative," then "Register."
FWC staff will present an overview of the initiative and its
partnership strategy and ask attendees to identify pressing coastal
conservation issues in their area and discuss gaps in research,
education, management and regulation that stand in the way of
resolving those issues.
"The CWCI's vision is to ensure the long-term conservation of
native wildlife in coastal ecosystems throughout Florida in balance
with human activities," said Blair Hayman, CWCI coordinator.
"Critical, immediate, as well as long-standing coastal wildlife
conservation issues could be addressed more effectively through the
cooperative efforts of a partnership rather than by individual
agencies or entities," she said.
For more information on the Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative visit
MyFWC.com/Conservation or contact Blair Hayman, at 386-758-0525 or