The Apalachicola ecosystem is treasured internationally for its biodiversity, and you may not have even heard of it! The Florida Conservation Coalition, and our stellar partners, hope to change that and set the groundwork for better outcomes for the Apalachicola through a 3-day conference in March.
The Apalachicola River and Bay are home to many imperiled wildlife species including the Apalachicola dusky salamander, Barbour’s map turtle, and Florida black bear. It was once also home to a booming oyster industry. In fact, Apalachicola oysters are famous! Unfortunately, this ecosystem is now struggling to survive due to a lack of fresh water. The problem is so dire, Florida is suing Georgia over its water use!
The Florida Conservation Coalition invites you to come learn more about this endangered ecosystem March 14-16 in Tallahassee.
Wednesday, March 14th, will allow attendees to dive into cutting edge science pertaining to the Apalachicola, and is geared toward students and scientists.
Thursday, March 15th, will provide an overview for the public on the challenges the Apalachicola faces, including an update on the Florida v. Georgia Supreme Court case. FCC founder and Chairman, former Florida Governor, Bob Graham will deliver a special keynote address illustrating our vision for the Apalachicola following Thursday’s presentations.
Friday, March 16th, will afford conference speakers an opportunity to share their ideas for moving forward with Apalachicola restoration and will conclude with an enjoyable boat trip down the Apalachicola River.
We would be delighted to have you join us for one or all three days of the conference, and hope you will fall in love with the Apalachicola, if you haven’t already.
Please visit our event website at http://apalachicolariverconference.com/ to see an agenda for the conference and purchase your tickets! Student rates are available.