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People can help nesting sea turtles!

March 01, 2017 

March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. 

Drawdown on Deer Point Reservoir supports conservation and recreational access

March 01, 2017 

The final day for the drawdown on Deer Point Reservoir conducted by the Bay County Utility Services Department was Tuesday, Feb. 28.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Hatchineha

February 27, 2017 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Hatchineha in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla from Feb. 27 through March 10, weather permitting. 

Florida panther population estimate updated

February 22, 2017 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the FWC have updated the estimated number of endangered Florida panthers to 120 to 230 adult and subadult Florida panthers, according to a February 2017 report from the agencies. 

FWC encouraged by 2017 manatee survey

February 20, 2017 

A team of 15 observers from 10 organizations counted 3,488 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 3,132 on the west coast of the state. The FWC is encouraged by a third straight year of a minimum count higher than 6,000 manatees in Florida waters.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

February 20, 2017 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla from Feb. 20 through March 3, weather permitting. 

FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

February 15, 2017 

The FWC is planning a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres of Lake Okeechobee, between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal, to improve fish and wildlife habitat. The prescribed burn is scheduled for Feb. 16, weather permitting.  

Florida scrub-jays will be in the spotlight at Feb. 18 festival

February 06, 2017 

Come celebrate this songbird at the 8th annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, External Website about 12 miles south of Stuart on U.S. 1. 

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

February 03, 2017 

With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage.  

Workshop set on managing private lands to improve wild turkey habitat

February 01, 2017 

Featured workshop topics include an overview of turkey biology and management, timber management and prescribed burning for improving turkey habitat, food plot management and cost-share programs. 

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