Public Workshops

Python Management Plan Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your feedback on Burmese python management issues in south Florida.

burmesepython.jpgThe FWC is developing a comprehensive Interagency Python Management Plan in partnership with Everglades National Park. We will host several public workshops throughout the state in November 2017 in conjunction with the development of this new management plan. Share your input on python policy, research, control and management, and education and outreach while learning about the history of pythons in Florida and the potential impacts posed by this invasive species by attending one of these workshops.

In-person public workshops will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. local time:

Nov.   6: Key Largo, Murray Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway.
Nov.   7: Homestead, UF/IFAS Extension Office, 18710 SW 288th St.
Nov.   8: Davie, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Room 103, 3205 College Ave.
Nov. 13: Tampa area, Suncoast Youth Conservation Center, 6650 Dickman Road, Apollo Beach
Nov. 14: Ft. Myers, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave.
Nov. 15: West Palm Beach, Okeeheelee Park Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd
Nov. 16: Clewiston, John Boy Auditorium, 1200 S WC Owens Ave.

For more information about the Interagency Python Management Plan public workshops, please contact Pythons@MyFWC.com.

Not able to make it to our workshops in person?

View the python workshop presentation. This presentation includes the same content as what is being given at the in-person workshops.

Workshop Presentation:

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Iguana Technical Assistance Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host public technical assistance workshops for iguanas in the Florida Keys.

The FWC is hosting several iguana technical assistance public workshops that will help empower homeowners in the Florida Keys to manage this nonnative species on their own property. Learn how you can discourage iguanas from your property andiguana.jpg about legal trapping and removal options and regulations pertaining to iguanas. Biologists will provide information and answer questions during these workshops.

In-person workshops will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. local time:

Dec. 13: Marathon, Hyatt Place Marathon, 1996 Overseas Hwy.
TBD: Key Largo
TBD: Key West

For more information about the Iguana Technical Assistance Workshops, please contact the FWC’s Nonnative Fish and Wildlife Program Administrator or call 561-882-5703.

Nonnative Wildlife Responder Training Workshops

fwcvolunteers.jpgThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your help in responding to nonnative species incidents across the state.

The FWC is hosting several workshops across the state that will train interested people to respond to nonnative wildlife calls received by the agency. Participants will be able to register as official FWC volunteers at each training workshop. Workshops are limited to 3 0 participants and pre-registration is required. Learn about nonnative wildlife issues in the state and how you can become engaged in helping manage nonnative species by attending one of these workshops. Workshops will include hands-on experience working with live traps and learning how to safely capture Burmese pythons.

In-person workshops will be held:

Oct. 28: Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, 375 Sanctuary Rd. West
            9:30 am – 11:30 pm   Register for this training External Website
             2:00 pm –  4:00 pm   Register for this training External Website

For more information about the Nonnative Wildlife Responder Training Workshops, contact the FWC’s Nonnative Species Outreach and Education Coordinator or call 305-224-4282.

Python Patrol Training Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your help with Burmese python removal efforts.

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The FWC is hosting several no-cost workshops aimed to create a network of trained individuals throughout south Florida who know how to identify Burmese pythons, report sightings, and in some cases, capture and remove the snakes. Workshops are limited to 25 participants, and pre-registration is required. Learn about safely capturing Burmese pythons and get hands-on experience with live snakes by attending one of these workshops.

In-person workshops will be held:

Oct. 21: Miami, Castellow Hammock Preserve & Nature Center, 22301 SW 162nd Ave.
          10:00 am – 12:30 pm       Register for this training External Website

Oct. 27: Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, 375 Sanctuary Road West
          1:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Register for this training External Website

Nov. 18: West Palm Beach, Okeeheelee Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd.
          10:00 am – 12:30 pm        Register for this training External Website

For more information about Python Patrol Training Workshops, contact the Python Patrol Training Specialist or call 954-236-1263.

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