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Critical Wildlife Areas on Agenda for FWC Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding four public workshops on Critical Wildlife Areas in August.

July 28, 2016
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Productive mangrove estuaries are among the habitats included in places under consideration for Critical Wildlife Areas. Adrian E. Gray

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding public workshops to share information and gauge input on proposals to designate new Critical Wildlife Areas (CWAs) and to modify five existing CWAs throughout the state.

The proposed designations are part of a statewide initiative to conserve some of Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife. A complete list of the remaining workshops is below. If you aren’t able to attend one of the meetings, you can provide comment by emailing [email protected] Include “CWA” in the subject line. Please visit the MyFWC website for additional details about CWAs.

Public Workshops Schedule

Rookery Island (Collier County)
Monday, Aug. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast University Kapnick Center
4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, Florida, 34112

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Pine Island Sound (Lee County)
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ding Darling Education Center
1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, Florida, 33957

Estero Bay (Lee County)
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fort Myers Regional Library, Meeting Room AB
2450 First St., Fort Myers, Florida, 33901

Dot-Dash-Dit Islands (Manatee County)
Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Manatee County Library
6750 U.S. Highway 301 N., Ellenton, Florida, 34222-3030

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