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Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation

News Release

Friday, June 13, 2014

Media contact: Diane Hirth, 850-410-5291; Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida.

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways local governments can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species.

A June 25 workshop is scheduled in Leon County. Representatives from local governments in nearby counties are encouraged to attend.

Leon County
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
1-4 p.m.
Dorothy Cooper Spence Community Center
4768 Chaires Road 
Tallahassee, FL 32317

The workshop is free, but registration is required, as space is limited. To register, please send your name and the name of your agency to

For more information, and to download the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, visit and click on “Management Plan.”

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