21st Annual Southwest Florida CISMA Invasive Species Workshop

21st Annual Southwest Florida CISMA Invasive Species Workshop

February 2, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Florida Gulf Coast University, Cohen Center Student Union, 10501 FGCU Blvd, South Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Contact: Erin Myers: erin_myers@fws.gov; 239-657-8009

This Annual Workshop offers a full day of presentations and interaction with over 200 of Southwest Florida's land managers, contractors, consultants and landowners. It is held at Florida Gulf Coast University, inside the student union building. The workshop is free and CEU's are provided.

During our Annual Workshop, we will also be offering an EDRR 101 Class concurrently to the main session, one class during the morning and the same class repeated in the afternoon. Come learn how to identify the next batch of invasive species likely to invade our area. We will be highlighting Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) plant species showing invasive tendencies outside of the SWF CISMA boundary; review Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards, treatment methods; and the why and how plant species invade Florida. Each EDRR 101 Class is limited to 30 participants.


You have 3 Registration Options to choose from:
Option 1 is entire DAY in the Ballroom/Main Session
Option 2 is morning in Ballroom and afternoon in EDRR 101 Class in Rm 214
Option 3 is morning in EDRR 101 Class in Rm 214, afternoon in Ballroom
You MUST choose ONLY ONE Option
Please review the workshop agenda and associated activities, choose what you want to attend and register soon.

Register Here


Free Parking for the workshop is available in Garage 1 and Auxiliary Lot 8 (see map), BUT Parking Passes are REQUIRED to park in these locations. Please print and post the PARKING PASSES (posted here) in your windshield before leaving your car at the Garage 1 or Auxiliary Lot 8.

Parking Pass
Parking Map

Support the Invasive Species Workshop!
This annual Workshop is attended by up to 250 resource management professionals and volunteers who are responsible for ecosystem maintenance and restoration throughout Southwest Florida. This is a tremendous educational program that is not possible without the support of local organizations. Several sponsorship and donor levels are available. By becoming a sponsor, your company will strengthen its recognition as a leader in invasive species issues. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and potential clients. For more information, contact Annisa Karim at AKarim@leegov.com.

OR, donate items to our Silent Auction! Funds will assist the SWF CISMA with future workshops and outreach events. For more information, contact Cathy Olsen at COlson@leegov.com.

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