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Free outdoor event hosted April 30 at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

April 25, 2016 

Families looking for a day of outdoor fun are invited to attend the FWC's 2016 Outdoor Experience, a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.  

Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake zone deactivated

April 25, 2016 

The Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 8 has been deactivated. There are now no active zones on the Santa Fe or Suwannee, according to FWC officials.  

Florida fishing and boating programs receive first-ever George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants

April 21, 2016 

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces - Miami EcoAdventures, a partner of FYCCN, received a George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants to provide fishing and boating experiences for Hispanic families.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in May

April 19, 2016 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

National effort to establish new conservation funding underway

April 18, 2016 

At its April meeting, the FWC discussed a national effort to establish new funding - The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources - that will ensure all wildlife is conserved for future generations.  

“Spring Aboard” for better boating

April 18, 2016 

During the week of April 17-23, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the FWC encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” by enrolling in a boating education course.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic with kayaking coming up in Apollo Beach

April 18, 2016 

The FWC is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Apollo Beach on May 7. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center. 

Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 7 deactivated;

April 18, 2016 

The Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 7 was deactivated Sunday. Zone 8 is the only zone still activated at the present time, according to FWC officials.  

FWC deactivates idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 3; two zones still active

April 15, 2016 

The Suwannee River dropped below the activation trigger at Branford April 15, resulting in the deactivation of the idle-speed, no-wake Zone 3 on the Suwannee River. The Santa Fe River’s Zones 7 and 8 remain activated.  

Lionfish beware: FWC approves two-part lionfish removal effort for 2016

April 14, 2016 

At its April 13 meeting, the FWC approved a two-part lionfish plan to further encourage removals of the invasive species in 2016. The initiative will include a statewide reward program that will expand upon 2015 efforts and a Panhandle Pilot Program.  

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