City Commission to recognize Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission personnel
On Thursday, July 2, the Weston City Commission will recognize and thank personnel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their efforts to ensure the safety of residents and conservation of Florida’s wildlife.
FWC officers and biologists responded to Weston in May when a Florida black bear was first spotted near a residential area. Officers provided residents and city administration with information on how to discourage bears from returning and how to react if an encounter occurred. FWC personnel tracked sightings and set traps.
On May 31, officers responded to a bear sighting at a busy Weston intersection, where they tranquilized, tagged and transported the 300-pound bear to Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County.
Individuals being recognized are: Lt. Dave Bingham; Lt. Robert Laubenberger; Officer Nathan Brock; Officer David Weis; Officer Michael Naujoks; Marsha Ward (biologist); Jenny Ketterlin (biologist); Joe Bozzo (biologist); Gabriella B. Ferraro (PIO); and FWC Commissioner Ron Bergeron.POSTED IN: None