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Lake Piney Z named a Top Mom-Approved Place to Fish and Boat

August 10, 2018 

After six weeks of nationwide voting, Tallahassee’s Lake Piney Z Fish Management Area was awarded fourth place in the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s contest to rank the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation. It was recognized for its vibrant fishery, wildlife-viewing opportunities, paddle trails, boat ramps, bike/walking trails, playground and family-friendly amenities. 

Critical Wildlife Area signs go up in southwest Florida

May 15, 2018 

The FWC is installing in-water markers around CWAs in southwest Florida. Alafia Banks CWA in Hillsborough County, and Myakka River CWA and Roberts Bay CWA in Sarasota County, have new signs alerting boaters to the status of these islands.  

Critical Wildlife Area signs go up in Brevard County

May 15, 2018 

The FWC has installed in-water markers around two Critical Wildlife Areas in Brevard County. Stick Marsh CWA and BC49 CWA have new signs alerting boaters to the status of these islands.  

FWC to meet April 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale

April 17, 2018 

For the full April 25-26 agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/Commission and select “Commission Meetings.”  

Gopher tortoises more active in spring, just in time for Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

April 04, 2018 

Anyone, or any group like a neighborhood association, can celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day and help conserve the tortoise. Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for information and activities for April 10 and all year long. 

Get involved! Be an FWC volunteer!

April 03, 2018 

The FWC is celebrating its volunteers who help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills related to outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. 

Come back to Hickory Mound Impoundment on Big Bend WMA, reopening April 4

April 02, 2018 

This area in Taylor County has been closed for construction since Jan. 2 to address damages done to the Hickory Mound Impoundment during Hurricane Hermine in September 2016. 

Guana River Dam improvements begin, with some areas closed during construction

March 14, 2018 

The improvements will address storm damage to the dam. Construction is scheduled to begin April 1 and continue through August, weather permitting. 

Help nesting sea turtles by keeping beaches dark and free of obstacles at night

March 01, 2018 

Keeping Florida’s beaches dark and uncluttered at night can help protect sea turtles that return to nest on our beaches. 

Report horseshoe crab spawning sightings with new FWC app

February 27, 2018 

These sighting reports provide important information about population distribution to the FWC. Although horseshoe crabs have existed for about 450 million years, their numbers have declined due to overfishing and loss of habitat.  

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