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Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting Aug. 25

August 19, 2015 

The agenda includes world-renowned aquatic plants expert Dr. William Haller, director of the University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants as well as discussions regarding FWC aquatic habitat restoration and enhancement projects, plans for upcoming hydrilla treatment areas and an update of ongoing maintenance work around the lake. 

Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan needs stakeholder involvement, input

June 30, 2015 

Residents, business owners and everyone who has concerns or interest in the Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan Stakeholder Process are welcome and encouraged to attend the July 14 meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort. 

FWC seeking observations of native reptiles, amphibians in the Florida Keys

June 17, 2015 

People submitting sightings can include photos on the reporting Web page, which contains photos to help identify the target reptile species, and FWC scientists will identify submitted photos of unknown reptile and amphibian species. For the next year, researchers will also be conducting a pilot project in the Keys, testing effective survey methods and collecting distributional information and genetic samples.  

Public invited to discuss proposed designation of Critical Wildlife Area at Cape Romano Shoals

June 12, 2015 

The FWC, in partnership with Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, is hosting two public workshops to discuss the proposed designation of a Critical Wildlife Area at Cape Romano Shoals, also known as Second Chance, located approximately nine miles south of Marco Island in Collier County.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 16 in Kissimmee

May 06, 2015 

The public is invited to surrender exotic animals, which they have been keeping as pets and can no longer care for – no penalties and no questions asked. 

Celebrate Florida’s first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day May 16 with FWC and partners

April 29, 2015 

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (established to be the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year) was created by FWC Commissioners to help draw attention to the lionfish issue. Lionfish are a nonnative, invasive species that have a potential negative impact on native species and habitat.  

Florida anglers, boaters asked to select ‘Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots’

April 07, 2015 

Following the success of its first year, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing™ campaign is asking boaters and anglers to cast their votes in its 2015 America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes features several fishing sites in Florida and aims to increase awareness of great family-friendly parks across the country to get more families out on the water fishing and boating. 

Join FWC webinars to comment on black bear management plan

March 16, 2015 

The webinars will be held March 23 and March 26, each beginning at 6 p.m. EDT. Those interested in viewing the webinar must register for either session. 

Volunteers needed at Escribano Point WMA

February 26, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking volunteers from the public to assist in conservation efforts at Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA). 

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for southern Lake Co.

January 22, 2015 

Applications must be received by Jan. 30. 

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