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Springtime spurs activity for Florida black bears, cubs

May 18, 2017 

TheFWC reminds the public to be aware that bears are becoming more active this time of year. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. 

Pinellas County to get new manatee protection signs

May 17, 2017 

The FWC will soon begin work to repair, clean and install waterway markers for existing boating safety and newly-established manatee protection zones in Pinellas County.  

FWC transplants aquatic plants to help restore Lake Istokpoga

May 08, 2017 

Thousands of aquatic plants are being transplanted into Lake Istokpoga in an effort to help restore this popular shallow-water bass fishing lake in Highlands County.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 6 in Sanford

May 01, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally. This free event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. 

New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection

April 26, 2017 

Contact with nature is an important part of growing up and linking Americans to one another; competing priorities and other factors impede getting outdoors. 

Join a bioblitz to survey species on wildlife management areas

April 25, 2017 

During this year’s 75th anniversary of the Florida WMA system, for the first time bioblitzes are happening around the state, guided by biologists with the Florida FWC. 

Families invited to free Outdoor Experience at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

April 24, 2017 

Enjoy fun outdoor activities April 29 at the 2017 Outdoor Experience, a free family event hosted by the FWC at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

FWC making it easier, more rewarding to remove pythons

April 24, 2017 

The FWC is launching new programs to encourage people to help remove nonnative Burmese pythons from the Everglades ecosystem and surrounding area.  

FWC updates management efforts as number of nesting eagles continues to increase

April 20, 2017 

With a healthy eagle population, the FWC is updating management efforts and conservation actions. 

New summer day camps hosted at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

April 17, 2017 

Registration is now open for the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s new summer day camps, which are a fun way for kids to learn about saltwater fishing and kayaking.  

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