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FWC announces workshop on Santa Fe boating safety zones

July 01, 2015 

The FWC is holding a workshop to address proposed changes to the boating safety zones affecting vessel speed during flood conditions in the Santa Fe River. The workshop is scheduled for July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort White Community Center. 

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 approves new manatee zones for western Pinellas

June 24, 2015 

To develop the proposed manatee zones, the FWC worked closely with Pinellas County, local municipalities, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a local rule review committee. The measures will provide important protection for manatees while having limited impacts on local businesses and boaters. 

FWC law enforcement officers to help stop boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water

June 22, 2015 

June 26-28, law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out looking for boaters operating under the influence and removing them from the water. The annual three-day campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  

Cattail treatment scheduled for South Lake

June 18, 2015 

The FWC will treat cattails in South Lake in northern Brevard County during the week of June 22, weather permitting. The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat 300 acres of cattails by helicopter. 

FWC, partners hosting boating safety event in Palm Beach County

June 10, 2015 

The boating safety event is from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, June 13, at Phil Foster Park, 900 E. Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach. 

Sturgeon collision on Suwannee River injures teen

June 02, 2015 

Heavyn L. Nash was riding with her mother and grandfather when a 4- to 6-foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat, hitting the girl, according to FWC officers. She was knocked unconscious.  

Time to reconsider bass fishing

June 01, 2015 

The FWC helps celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week by offering license-free saltwater fishing opportunities to residents and tourists during the first weekend (June 6-7) and follows up with license-free freshwater fishing the following weekend (June 13-14). 

Lake Istokpoga hydrilla treatment rescheduled to June 2

May 29, 2015 

Due to high wind conditions, the FWC has rescheduled this week’s hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove to June 2.  

Sturgeon collision on Santa Fe injures one

May 28, 2015 

Cynthia Graves was operating a pontoon boat on the Santa Fe when a sturgeon jumped out of the water and struck the console and windshield of the. Graves was struck by the fish, but didn’t require medical attention. FWC Officer Kyle Pekerol was dispatched to the scene after Graves’ daughter reported the incident.  

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