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FWC announces workshop on Santa Fe, Suwannee boating safety zones

April 10, 2015 

The FWC has scheduled workshops to address possible changes to the boating safety zones affecting vessel speed during flood conditions in the Santa Fe and lower Suwannee rivers. The possible revisions would be within the portion of the Suwannee from County Road 340, going south to Flower’s Buff, and also the Santa Fe, beginning at River Rise and going downstream to the confluence of the Suwannee.  

FWC removal efforts target Nile monitors; public can help

April 09, 2015 

The FWC is on the lookout for Nile monitor lizards in Palm Beach County and is increasing efforts to locate and remove them. You can help by photograpingh and reporting any Nile monitor sightings; reports can greatly assist wildlife managers in directing removal efforts. 

Discover the wild side of the woods

April 09, 2015 

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the woods with a guide, your golden opportunity is Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 18th annual “Welcome to the Woods” event at Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area in Lake County. 

Alligators, crocodiles get active this time of year

April 09, 2015 

The FWC recommends keeping pets away from the water. There are other precautionary measures people should take to reduce the chances of conflicts with alligators and crocodiles and brochures are available at MyFWC.com/Alligator and MyFWC.com/Crocodile. 

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. 

FWC to meet April 14-16 in Tallahassee

April 07, 2015 

The FWC will meet April 14-16 in Tallahassee at Florida A&M University’s Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center. Tuesday's session starts at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday's and Thursday's sessions start at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited and will be provided opportunities to speak during these two days.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for April 11 in Melbourne

April 07, 2015 

An Exotic Pet Amnesty Day for Brevard County will be held April 11 at Wickham Park Pavilion. The public is invited to surrender any exotic animals they have been keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. 

All turtles are not equal; the gopher tortoise lives on land so don’t ‘help’ it into water

April 03, 2015 

Gopher tortoises often nest in dunes adjacent to sea turtle nesting beaches. Make sure you don't mistake them for sea turtles and "help" nestlings into the sea, since gopher tortoises do not swim well and easily drown. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Palm Beach County

April 03, 2015 

The course will be held at Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

April 02, 2015 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon April 11 at Plaza de Luna, 900 S. Palafox St, Pensacola. 

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