…will be the topic of an upcoming public forum: Invasive Species and the Law.
Everyone – especially sportsmen – concerned about conservation should be very concerned about invasive species.
“The subject is timely with recent news,” according to Paula Benshoff, of Suncoast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Group.
“Pythons devour our native wildlife; Foreign fish have invaded our rivers and lakes,” she said in an email. “An imported beetle is destroying our forests of bay trees, while once-common Florida bromeliads have been chomped to the status of endangered plants by the Mexican weevil.
The upcoming forum will address what legislation exists to protect our state from alien invaders, as well as what local codes and ordinances require neighborhoods to remove invasive plants from their communities.
This is an excellent opportunity for Sarasota and Manatee County residents to learn about the State laws and county ordinances that exist to protect our state from alien invaders.
The forum begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Southwest Florida Water Management District Building at 6750 Fruitville Road.
Here’s a flyer with more details about the meeting.