FWC’s Gopher Tortoise, Panther Corridor, and other programs

Pete Diamond will present a program on FWC’s Gopher Tortoise, Panther Corridor in Ortona, and Private Landowner Programs at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle at 7:00 pm on Monday November 11, 2019. This free presentation will be hosted by local Hendry-Glades Audubon Society volunteers.

Pete is a Biological Scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Landowner Assistance Program covering Glades, Hendry, Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. Since starting with FWC in 2011 Pete has been providing technical assistance to private landowners in the form of natural community assessments, habitat mapping, plant identification, land management plans, and recommendations for improving habitat for wildlife. Pete also works closely with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement some of their Farm Bill conservation and land management programs. Pete is based out the NRCS’s North Fort Myers field office.

Please, consider bringing “Auction” items to be sold during the meeting. Proceeds will be used for the Hendry-Glades Audubon Purple Martin Nest Box Project for Bo Pelham Park in Clewiston. For information about Hendry-Glades Audubon Society trips, membership or activities contact Steve Buczynski stephenbuczynski@gmail.com or Margaret England hgaudubon@gmail.com 863-517-0202 visit Hendry-Glades Audubon at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org, Facebook or Instagram.

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