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City of Orlando hosting Wildlife Habitat workshop


The City of Orlando is hosting a special workshop on urban wildlife habitats on Tuesday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m.

The Conserving and Creating Wildlife Habitat in Urban and Suburban Areas workshop will be held at 5420 LB McLeod Road [GMap] and will provide a forum for discussing how to protect, restore, and create wildlife habitat in urban and suburban settings.

The agenda is as follows:

12:30–12:45 p.m. Sign-In and Icebreaker
12:45–1:00 p.m. Introduction
Presenter: Daniel Friedline (City of Orlando)1:00 – 1:15 Backyards and Beyond Program
Presenter: Peter Kleinhenz (FWC)
1:15–1:35 p.m. Sustainable Landscape Design, Native Plant Restoration and Wildscaping
Presenter: Jay McWilliams (Florida Rewilding Collective)
1:35–1:55 p.m. Designing Ponds for Wildlife
Presenter: Dustin Everitt (FWC)
1:55–2:15 p.m. Urban Forestry and Firewise Communities
Presenter: Dana Sussmann (FFS)
2:15– 2:30 p.m. Break and Short Activity
2:30–3 p.m. Building for Birds: An Online Evaluation Tool
Presenter: Mark Hostetler (UF/IFAS)
3–3:30 p.m. Reducing Wildlife Conflict in Neighborhoods
Presenter: Cat Kennedy (FWC)
3:30–4 p.m. 2 Case Studies: Engaging and Managing Community Stakeholders in a Residential and a University Landscape
Presenter: Dylan Larson (Miller Legg)
4–4:30 p.m. Facilitated Discussion and Participant Questions
Presenter: Daniel Friedline
4:30–5:15 p.m. *Field Activities

  • Planting a refuge
  • Identifying wildlife
  • Building/placing bird and bat houses

The event is eligible for LEED CE Credits and AICP credits have also been applied for. Participants will receive a certificate for proof of attendance if requested.

Tickets to the workshop cost $10. Click HERE to register.

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