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FWC restores aquatic habitat on Lake Kissimmee

October 22, 2018 

Approximately 52 acres of aquatic plants on the lake’s eastern shoreline will be removed. Water lilies and other invasive aquatic plant species have increased substantially there, shading out native grasses, impeding navigation and decreasing angler opportunities.  

You’re invited to MarineQuest 2018!

October 16, 2018 

The public is invited to learn about Florida’s fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg, 100 Eighth Ave. SE. MarineQuest is a free, family-friendly event.  

FWC restores aquatic habitat on Orange Lake

October 08, 2018 

About 160 acres of willows and invasive exotic sedge and floating tussocks will be administered treatment, which will improve habitat for waterfowl and restore conditions favorable for the fishery in the lake near Gainesville in Alachua County.  

FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

October 08, 2018 

Invasive species are animals not native to Florida that cause economic or environmental harm or pose a threat to human safety. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.  

FWC marine fisheries director Jessica McCawley named South Atlantic Fishery Management Council chair

October 05, 2018 

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within federal waters of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.  

FWC schedules aquatic plant control on St. Johns River

October 04, 2018 

The treatment to control invasive water hyacinth and water lettuce will be conducted on targeted areas of the river, starting south of Highway 520 and continuing north along the river until about 3 miles north of Jim’s Creek. 

**Photo Release** FWC, partners highlight technology used to research and monitor red tide

October 04, 2018 

FWC scientists at FWRI provided updates, demonstrated technology used to research and monitor naturally-occurring red tide, and highlighted the innovative public-private partnerships that support impacted communities and combat red tide. 

Public invited to discuss Orange Lake management activities at upcoming meeting

October 01, 2018 

FWC staff will provide brief updates on lake conditions, recent management activities, and habitat management actions planned for the next nine months.  

Media statement

October 01, 2018 

The FWC has detected low to medium concentrations of naturally-occurring red tide in water samples taken Sunday, Sept. 30, off the coast of Palm Beach County.  

FWC: Bears more active this time of year

October 01, 2018 

To be prepared for winter, bears require around 20,000 calories a day and will eat anything that’s convenient. Getting food from a garbage can often provide bears with more calories in a shorter amount of time than foraging in the woods.  

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