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FWC to assist with sea turtle-friendly lighting retrofits on beachfront properties

November 03, 2016 

The FWC is encouraging coastal business owners and homeowners in northwest Florida to consider investing in sea turtle-safe lighting upgrades in time for the 2017 nesting season, which begins in May.  

Watch out for migrating manatees!

November 01, 2016 

With the onset of the manatee migration, the FWC reminds people in boats and personal watercraft to slow down to avoid manatees, particularly in shallow areas.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

November 01, 2016 

Approximately 60 acres of invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. One acre of coontail will be treated at public access points between Peaceful Acres and Bypass Channel. 

Naples Zoo welcomes Florida Panther Festival

October 25, 2016 

The festival provides an easily accessible way for families to learn the best ways to live with our native species and get their questions answered by biologists and other professional wildlife experts. 

Catch a Florida Memory with FWC’s new Saltwater Angler Recognition programs

October 21, 2016 

The FWC challenges you to Catch a Florida Memory and participate in any of three fun and exciting Saltwater Angler Recognition programs.  

MarineQuest features educational fun for all ages

October 19, 2016 

The public is invited to explore Florida’s fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg (100 Eighth Ave. SE). 

New law for lobster harvest aims to deter poachers

October 17, 2016 

Measuring devices are required, and lobsters harvested while diving must be measured while they are in the water. If its carapace length is not larger than 3 inches, the lobster must be left in the water.  

Orange Lake plant treatments scheduled

October 14, 2016 

The FWC is planning to conduct aquatic plant control treatments via helicopter on Orange Lake in Alachua County, during the week of Oct. 17-21, weather permitting.  

Lake Toho plant treatments scheduled

October 11, 2016 

On Oct. 13, 270 acres of noxious emergent aquatic plants are scheduled for treatment along the shoreline of Lake Toho, weather permitting. The four targeted plant species are water primrose, cattail, pickerelweed and spatterdock.  

Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting on Oct. 11

October 05, 2016 

Managing plants and habitat in Lake Istokpoga will be the topic of a public meeting hosted by FWC from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center Auditorium in Sebring.  

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