Low water prompts use change for Everglades-area wildlife management area
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The special regulations will remain in effect until rescinded by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