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FWC announces May start of sea turtle nesting season on many Florida beaches

April 29, 2016 

The FWC recommends residents and visitors in northwest Florida and all coastal communities follow a few simple guidelines in order to help conserve sea turtles and their hatchlings.  

Help plan the future of Platt Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area

April 26, 2016 

A 10-year plan for the Platt Branch WEA will be presented at a public hearing in Highlands County on Thursday, May 5. People are invited to attend the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave. 

FWC goes big to conserve Florida wildlife

April 25, 2016 

The FWC is initiating a statewide effort to conserve Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife. Staff are working to compile a package of potential new Critical Wildlife Areas for discussion at the June Commission meeting. 

Free outdoor event hosted April 30 at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

April 25, 2016 

Families looking for a day of outdoor fun are invited to attend the FWC's 2016 Outdoor Experience, a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.  

Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake zone deactivated

April 25, 2016 

The Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 8 has been deactivated. There are now no active zones on the Santa Fe or Suwannee, according to FWC officials.  

Florida fishing and boating programs receive first-ever George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants

April 21, 2016 

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces - Miami EcoAdventures, a partner of FYCCN, received a George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants to provide fishing and boating experiences for Hispanic families.  

National effort to establish new conservation funding underway

April 18, 2016 

At its April meeting, the FWC discussed a national effort to establish new funding - The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources - that will ensure all wildlife is conserved for future generations.  

“Spring Aboard” for better boating

April 18, 2016 

During the week of April 17-23, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the FWC encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” by enrolling in a boating education course.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic with kayaking coming up in Apollo Beach

April 18, 2016 

The FWC is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Apollo Beach on May 7. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center. 

Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 7 deactivated;

April 18, 2016 

The Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 7 was deactivated Sunday. Zone 8 is the only zone still activated at the present time, according to FWC officials.  

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