2021 Gopher Tortoise Day

Apr 10, 2021 | Events, Gopher Tortoise

Cape Coral Wildlife Trust recently celebrated Gopher Tortoise Day, a special event dedicated to honoring and preserving our “Other” burrowing neighbor. The ceremony took place at a newly donated land adjacent to the Oasis Woods, marked by a meaningful ribbon-cutting declaring it a gopher tortoise preserve for the future. Recognizing the gopher tortoise as a Florida Threatened Species, the event focused on raising awareness about the challenges they face due to habitat loss and construction-related displacement. The community gathered to pledge support for ongoing preservation efforts.