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Public hearing for FWC-lead-managed portion of Okaloacoochee Slough WMA

News Release

Friday, May 04, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public hearing on the management plan for the portion of the Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area (WMA) where the FWC is the lead manager. The hearing is Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the John B. Boy Auditorium, 1200 S.W. C Owens Ave., Clewiston, FL, 33440.

The FWC is lead manager of an area covering 2,923 acres represented by Lease No. 4245.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment on a draft of a 10-year management plan the FWC is developing for the portion of the Okaloacoochee Slough WMA in Hendry County. Components of the draft management plan will be presented to the public, followed by a question-and-answer session and public testimony.

A management prospectus for the Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife WMA is available upon request from the FWC’s Conservation Acquisition and Planning group. Call Rebecca Shelton at 850-487-9982, or Michael Hallock-Solomon at 850-487-9767, or email  for the prospectus. For more information, go to and select “Terrestrial Programs” then “Management Plans.”

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