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Celebrate only bird found exclusively in Florida at upcoming Scrub-Jay Festival

February 09, 2016 

The festival takes place from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail in Osprey. Immediately before the festival are 5K and 10K races to raise money specifically for the Florida scrub-jays at the park, which is one of the best places to see these songbirds on the southwest coast. 

FWC begins removing floating plants in Lake Istokpoga

February 08, 2016 

The FWC on Feb. 9, will begin removing 27 acres of floating plant material in Lake Istokpoga’s Big Island Marsh in Highlands County. The project is scheduled to take about two months. The plant removal includes cattail, primrose and burhead sedge, which will reduce the negative effects of decaying plant material on the marsh. 

2016 Python Challenge™ photo contest kicks off today

January 22, 2016 

The contest allows people from all over the world to take part in this awareness effort on the negative impacts of nonnative species. 

FWC announces Jan. 20 deadline for comment on plan conserving 57 imperiled species

January 13, 2016 

The deadline for public comment on the plan is Wednesday, Jan. 20. People can go online to read the plan at MyFWC.com/Imperiled and offer feedback by email, using Imperiled@myfwc.com.  

Join the fun at 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival

January 12, 2016 

The free, family-friendly 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16, at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. 

Help plan the future of Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Management Area

December 28, 2015 

A 10-year plan for the Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA will be presented at a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W.C. Owens Ave., Clewiston.  

Learn how to catch a python with free hands-on training in Fort Myers, Naples

December 14, 2015 

Visit PythonChallenge.org for more information about 2016 Python Challenge™ registration and training opportunities. You can also learn about Burmese pythons, the unique Everglades ecosystem and details about the 2016 Python Challenge™, including information about registration, competition rules, online contests and more. 

FWC investigates bird deaths on Neptune Beach

December 10, 2015 

The FWC received reports about the dead birds over Thanksgiving weekend. Many of the birds were too decomposed to determine cause of death, so officials are unsure what happened to the animals. 

FWC ‘releases’ snakes throughout Florida as part of 2016 Python Challenge™

December 08, 2015 

The FWC is conducting a Virtual Snake Finding Mission, “releasing” toy snakes near popular Florida landmarks in an effort to raise awareness about nonnative species in Florida. The search for the toy snakes ̶ which are superimposed on pictures of Florida landmarks ̶ is part of the 2016 Python Challenge™.  

FWC rescues orphaned panther kitten in Collier County

November 24, 2015 

The female kitten was likely orphaned when her mother was struck and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 41 near Collier-Seminole State Park. FWC staff took the kitten to the new rehabilitation facility at the Naples Zoo. 

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