OSPREY, FL (July 18, 2016) Have you ever wondered how to report an injured sea turtle or a non-native animal in the wild? Tech-savvy outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, anglers and anyone who loves the outdoors will want to learn about this new mobile app on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. Two sessions are offered at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm and reservations are required.
Lauren Partridge, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will lead the demo to showcase the app’s capabilities. The app was developed by biologists at the FWC, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St Petersburg. The app is used to report up to 50 different types of fish, wildlife and other outdoor related incidents observed in Florida from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet. The app provides a central platform to report land and water incidents including fish kills, algae blooms, injured sea turtles, abnormal wildlife, or derelict vessels to name a few.
The demonstrations are at the Welcome Center at Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, 400 Palmetto Avenue. Seating is limited. Reserve online at www.conservationfoundation.com/events or call (941)918-2100 and reserve for one session.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, preserving those special natural lands that make our region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, they protect the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land preservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.