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FWC to receive funding for shorebird, sea turtle and Gulf fisheries conservation due to oil spill

November 15, 2016 

The FWC will receive over $19 million to continue current conservation programs related to shorebirds, Gulf of Mexico fisheries and sea turtle stranding response. 

FWC says use caution in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

October 10, 2016 

Boaters should stay aware of high water areas and the risk of flooding, and understand that the water bottoms may have dramatically changed as a result of Hurricane Matthew. 

Extreme weather prompts emergency temporary closure of 4 Wildlife Management Areas in South Florida

October 05, 2016 

J.W. Corbett and Allapattah Flats wildlife management areas, and the John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland and DuPuis wildlife and environmental areas are closed to access until further notice.  

Hickory Mound Impoundment remains closed; other areas open after storm cleanup

September 13, 2016 

To get the updates, go to MyFWC.com/viewing and click on “Wildlife Management Areas,” then “Open/Closed Status.” 

High water prompts temporary closure to interior of Everglades WMA

September 08, 2016 

Due to recent storm events, the FWC has temporarily closed several activities and roads in the Everglades Wildlife Management Area until further notice. Fishing and other specified activities will remain open. 

Idle-speed, no-wake zone activated on stretch of Santa Fe River

January 27, 2015 

Zone 5 is a 32-mile stretch from River Rise within O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. 

Boating restrictions deactivated on Zone 5 of Suwannee River

June 10, 2014 

Idle-speed, no-wake no longer in effect for 32-mile segment. 

Boating restrictions deactivated on Zone 4 of Suwannee River

June 05, 2014 

Idle-speed, no-wake no longer in effect for 51-mile stretch. 

Boating restrictions lifted on Zone 3 of Suwannee River

May 29, 2014 

23-mile stretch no longer idle-speed, no-wake. 

FWC deactivates Zone 2 boating restrictions on Suwannee River

May 22, 2014 

18-mile stretch no longer idle-speed, no-wake. 

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