For immediate release: April 6, 2016
Media contact: Andrew Walker, Foundation President & CEO, 941 809-7805 or awalker@wildlifeflorida.org

Foundation Unveils Memorial Wall at FWC

Tallahassee, FL (April 6 2016) – The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida today unveiled a new memorial wall of honor for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Chairman Rodney Barreto said, “This is a very special project for us. It is near and dear to our hearts. Our board worked rigorously to bring this effort to fruition and we are so proud it unveil it today as part of our mission working with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).”

Barreto continued, “the men and women of law enforcement work tirelessly in difficult and sometimes dangerous situations. And it is in that spirit of service, that we created this memorial wall to honor all the conservation officers and dedicated biologists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.”

The wall is located in the lobby of the FWC main building in Tallahassee. It lists all officers and biologists who have lost their lives serving the agency since 1959.

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About the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida

The FWFF is a 501c3 nonprofit started in 1994 as the citizen support group for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Its mission is to partner with FWC to ensure the conservation and enhancement of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources, so they survive and thrive for current and future generations of Florida residents and visitors. Florida is like no other place on earth; working together we can keep it that way. For more information on the Foundation, visit FishWildlifeflorida.org.