A five county task force working to prevent and control invasive species in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau & St. Johns counties
The First Coast Invasive Working Group’s (FCIWG) is a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) that got established in December 2006 to work across Federal, State, Local, and private lands for invasive species management. The FCIWG is one of the many statewide regional partnerships that is helping the State of Florida prevent and control invasive species.
The FCIWG has focused its resources in the five NEFL county area of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. The region includes key natural areas stretching from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the St. Marys watershed to the Anastasia and Guana State Park area. The five county area allows the FCIWG to manage at a scale large enough for viable early detection and rapid response control efforts while remaining manageable.