Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2011 Everglades Non-Native Fish Round Up

2011 Everglades Non-Native Fish Round Up Saturday, June 25, 2011 Miccosukee Arches (SW 8th St & SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL)

We at ECISMA consider the health of our aquatic ecosystems to be paramount

and because of this we are asking for your help. The Everglades ecosystem

is home to at least 22 non-native freshwater fish species. These non-native

fish may be causing detrimental changes to our native fish communities,

particularly as the number of new species continues to increase, and known

populations expand to new areas. In order to promote general awareness of

invasive species, and the threats they pose, The Everglades Cooperative

Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA - a formal partnership of federal,

state and local government agencies, tribes, individuals and various

interested groups that manage invasive species within the Everglades

ecosystem) is holding the second annual Everglades Non-Native Fish

Round-Up. The 2011 Everglades non-native fish round up is a one-day event

in which anglers will be ridding our waters of harmful species, while

providing valuable information about their distribution and abundance.

Participants will be working towards a great cause while enjoying a little

friendly competition.

We at Everglades CISMA would like to extend an invitation to you and your

organization to help us in this event. May that help be as simple as

forwarding this e-mail or posting one of our flyers on display, any help

you can give is greatly appreciated and can make a difference. For more

information on ECISMA or this event please visit our website at

www.evergladescisma.org/roundup. For any additional questions, or what you

can do to help, please feel free to contact us.


Tony Pernas (NPS) and Dennis Giardina (FWC) Everglades CISMA Co-Chairs

(See attached file: 2011FishSlamPoster2HiRes.pdf)

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