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Air potato leaf beetles coming to north Florida to help control invasive vine

May 10, 2018 

The FWC and partners are sponsoring an Air Potato Challenge to distribute air potato leaf beetles to people trying to get rid of invasive air potato vines on their property.  

Sea turtle nesting begins in May on many beaches

May 09, 2018 

Beachfront property owners and beach visitors can help nesting turtles and hatchlings by turning off or shielding lights that are visible from the beach at night. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 19 in St. Petersburg

May 07, 2018 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost. The Exotic Pet Amnesty Program offers a legal alternative to releasing exotic pets that owners can no longer keep.  

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

May 03, 2018 

While boating on the Suwanee River, going slow is recommended to reduce the risk of impact and allow for more reaction time if a jumping sturgeon is encountered. 

Apply for alligator and fall hunt permits!

May 03, 2018 

Since 1988, the FWC has offered hunters the opportunity to take part in its annual statewide recreational alligator harvest that always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

May 03, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake May 7-18, weather permitting. 

2018 Lionfish Festival, new location, same fun

May 03, 2018 

The 2018 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Ole River Grill in Perdido Key on the Florida/Alabama coastal border.  

Springtime spurs activity for Florida black bears

May 02, 2018 

The FWC reminds Florida residents and visitors they can take steps to reduce negative interactions with bears and other wildlife. 

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in Bay and Leon counties

May 02, 2018 

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. 

Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center summer day camp registration now open

May 01, 2018 

Though the emphasis of the materials presented at each camp is different, all campers will have hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills from qualified instructors.  

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