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UPDATE: Unified Command continues assessment of vessels affected by Hurricane Irma, prioritizes displaced vessel removal

September 28, 2017 

The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida, consisting of multiple state and federal agencies, is continuing efforts to assess and remove hazards in the wake of Hurricane Irma. 

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions lifted on Santa Fe River’s Zone 7; other three zones still being enforced

September 26, 2017 

The river’s water levels are falling, but speed restrictions in zones 5, 6 and 8 are still in effect. 

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions still being enforced

September 21, 2017 

Although the river’s water levels are falling, these four zones’ speed restrictions are still in effect 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

August 31, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Sept. 5 through Sept. 15, weather permitting. Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

Public meeting to address managing aquatic plant life on Lake Okeechobee

August 29, 2017 

The FWC will hold a public meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, at the Clewiston Youth Center to address the management of aquatic plants on Lake Okeechobee. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

August 02, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Aug. 7 through Aug. 18, weather permitting.  

Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

July 19, 2017 

Decals generate funding for research, rescue and management efforts that help Florida’s manatees and sea turtles survive.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

July 07, 2017 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

FWC urges Fourth of July boaters to be careful, use beacons and enjoy Florida’s waterways

June 30, 2017 

The FWC urges boaters to use caution while boating on this busy holiday. Many boating accidents are caused by inattentiveness or improper lookout.  

On July 4 give space to nesting shorebirds, sea turtles

June 29, 2017 

Please respect shorebird and sea turtle areas that are posted to protect these vulnerable species, but remember not all nests are posted.  

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