Trichechus manatus latirostris

ManateeLast month the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released the revised Florida manatee management plan (pdf!). Next week they’re holding a public workshop to solicit comments.

The Florida manatee public workshop is 6-9 p.m. (EDT) May 21 at the William M. Hollis Seminar Room in the Thad Buckner Building, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland. For a copy of the agenda, contact Carol Knox, FWC, 620 South Meridian St., Mail Station 6A, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600 or call (850) 922-4330.

If you can’t make the workshop you can email comments or send them to:

Manatee Management Plan
620 South Meridian Street
Mail Station 6A
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600

Manatee at Crystal River CC by Steven Erat