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Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area reopens to public

July 19, 2018 

Temporarily restricting access to this WMA was a necessary conservation measure because high water levels had forced wildlife to take refuge on tree islands and levees, resulting in stressful conditions for the animals.  

Help plan the future of L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area

July 19, 2018 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WEA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

New decals support Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

July 05, 2018 

Every July, the FWC introduces new manatee and sea turtle decals that are available with a $5 donation.  

FWC provides important alligator safety advice

June 25, 2018 

Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and it’s not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (392-4286). 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee

June 25, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee from June 25 through June 27, weather permitting. Lake Okeechobee is the state’s largest lake, covering parts of Palm Beach, Martin, Glades, Okeechobee, and Hendry counties in south Florida. 

FWC hosts public meeting on the management of the Harris Chain of Lakes

June 22, 2018 

The meeting will take place June 28 at 6 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 US-441, Leesburg, FL 34788. 

Lake Ponte Vedra cattail treatment scheduled

June 18, 2018 

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will be aerially applying treatment via helicopter to 150 acres of cattails on Lake Ponte Vedra in northern St. Johns County. 

FWC to meet June 19-20 in Sarasota

June 12, 2018 

The FWC will meet June 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236. Meetings both days are open to the public. 

FWC restores aquatic habitat on Lake Istokpoga

June 04, 2018 

Thousands of aquatic plants will be transplanted into Lake Istokpoga to help restore this popular shallow-water bass fishing lake in Highlands County. 

FWC offers additional BearWise funding to reduce conflicts

June 04, 2018 

The FWC will focus on providing funding to local governments with BearWise ordinances that require residents and businesses to keep garbage secure from bears.  

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