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Low water prompts use change for Everglades-area wildlife management area

News Release

Monday, March 14, 2011

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

Low water levels prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an executive order establishing special regulations for the Holey Land Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This management area is on the Palm Beach-Broward County line west of U.S. 27.

The order, which takes effect Monday, March 14, prohibits motorized vehicles, airboats, motorcycles and campfires in Holey Land WMA. However, vehicles are allowed on the L-5 and Miami Canal levees to access boat ramps for fishing.

These special regulations are necessary to minimize the likelihood of motorized vehicles, airboats or campfires igniting fires that would harm wildlife and wildlife habitat. The area consists primarily of marsh habitat.

The special regulations will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent executive order.

To report a violation of this order, or any fish and wildlife law violation, call the FWC's Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-3922.

FWC Facts:
Cranes are quite omnivorous. They feed on seeds, grain, berries, insects, earthworms, mice, small birds, snakes, lizards, frogs and crayfish, but they do not "fish" like herons.

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