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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. 

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 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. 

Managing your land for turkeys

April 01, 2015 

Whether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract wild turkeys in the area to your property – and keep the ones there that already call it home. 

Springtime brings close encounters of manatees, boaters

April 01, 2015 

Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones. 

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