Ready for Gopher Tortoise Day

Posted 4/5/24

As you finish up plans for the 2024 Gopher Tortoise Day celebration...

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Ready for Gopher Tortoise Day


As you finish up plans for the 2024 Gopher Tortoise Day celebration, visit the Florida Gopher Tortoise Day website and the FWC’s Gopher Tortoise Education Corner to “dig” up materials and resources to help make your day a success.

  • Learn more about living alongside gopher tortoises at
  • Plan an event or volunteer day on or around April 10. Check out our Get Involved page for ideas or come up with your own.
  • Join cities and local organizations like Lee County in creating a proclamation declaring April 10 as Gopher Tortoise Day. You can find examples on the Gopher Tortoise Day website. Be sure to send a copy to
  • Become a shell-ebrity and help spread the word about gopher tortoises by writing social media posts and local media articles! Don’t forget to follow along with #GopherTortoiseDay.
  • Educators can create activities or lesson plans to celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day. Educational materials are available digitally at the FWC’s Gopher Tortoise Program Education Corner and at the Florida Gopher Tortoise Day website.
  • Create gopher tortoise friendly yards at your home and in your community to welcome gopher tortoises as part of your neighborhood.

Please contact for questions or information about Gopher Tortoise Day.  

Gopher Tortoise Day was founded by the Gopher Tortoise Council to increase appreciation and conservation support for one of Florida’s iconic species.

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