Heartland CISMA annual meeting
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
Lake Wales, FL
*You must be registered by noon on January 21, 2013 to gain entrance to Bok Tower Gardens.*
Heartland CISMA general meeting
January 23, 2013, 9am-12:30pm
9:00-10:00am REDDy Live training- This Introduced Reptile Early Detection and Documentation training is a live modification of the free online UF/IFAS at http://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/reddy.shtml . REDDy will teach you how to recognize and report large, invasive reptiles. Anyone who spends time driving, working outdoors, or enjoying the outdoors will benefit from this training, as will anyone who lives in southern or central Florida. After passing a short quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion. Led by Cheryl Millett, The Nature Conservancy.
10:00-10:15am Introductions- meet your CISMA members
10:30-11:30am General meeting to quickly review 2013 work plan, sign up for projects, vote for the co-chairs, steering committee and work plan
11:30am-12:30pm Tour of Bok Tower Gardens led by Katrina Noland with an emphasis on threatened (listed native) and threatening (invasive exotic) species.
When & Where
The Heartland CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) is a comprehensive, cooperative network for land managers to address the growing threat of invasive, non-native species in Polk, Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and Okeechobee counties, working across political and ownership boundaries to address these threats to the lands and waters within the boundaries of the CISMA.