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FWC approves guidelines for conserving 8 imperiled species

February 07, 2018 

The species guidelines are designed to be a tool for landowners, consultants, agency partners and other interested parties on how to conserve these eight imperiled species. 

You’re invited! More people explore nature, engage in outdoors activities at Florida WMAs

February 07, 2018 

More information about the WMAs’ 75th anniversary and the experiences that WMAs offer to Floridians and visitors all year-long can be found at MyFWC.com/WMA75. 

Free Women’s and Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Jacksonville

February 02, 2018 

The FWC is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on Feb. 17 and an Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic on Feb. 18. The free, day-long clinics are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N.  

Reef Rangers website is renovated, ready for more lionfish hunters

February 02, 2018 

Reef Rangers is a year-round lionfish removal program where individuals and teams of divers pledge to remove lionfish from adopted reef sites of their choice.  

New Critical Wildlife Area signs go up in Franklin County

February 01, 2018 

The FWC installed signs around two new Critical Wildlife Areas in Franklin County; Lanark Reef CWA and Flag Island CWA.  

New Critical Wildlife Area in-water markers to be installed in Lee County

February 01, 2018 

The FWC will soon be installing in-water markers around five new Critical Wildlife Areas in Lee County: Hemp Key CWA; Broken Islands CWA; Matanzas Pass Island CWA; Big Carlos Pass CWA; and Coconut Point East CWA. 

FWC to meet Feb. 7-8 near Tallahassee

January 31, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 7-8 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333.  

Monofilament recycling website gets new look, interactive map

January 31, 2018 

You can learn all of this and more by visiting the newly updated FWC Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program’s website at MRRP.MyFWC.com.  

Florida scrub-jays play starring role at Feb. 3 festival

January 29, 2018 

The free Florida Scrub-Jay and Wildlife Festival on Saturday, Feb. 3 in Volusia County offers an 8 a.m. early-bird hike, and continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with eco-buggy rides, guided hikes, wildlife exhibits and presentations, and activities for kids. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

January 29, 2018 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Jan. 29 through Feb. 9, weather permitting. Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake.  

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