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Gopher tortoise workshop set for south Florida

August 10, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida. The last of the south Florida workshops is scheduled for Aug. 19 in Port St. Lucie.  

Orlando woman injured by alligator on Wekiva River

August 09, 2015 

Rachael D. Lilienthal, from Orlando, was injured Aug. 8 when an alligator bit her while she was swimming in the Wekiva River just west of the Wekiva Island Marina.  

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach

August 07, 2015 

Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. 

Free hunter safety course offered in Miami-Dade County

August 07, 2015 

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. 

Free bowhunting education course offered in Broward County

August 07, 2015 

Students will learn about safe and responsible tree stand usage, big game shot placement and recovery. The course will provide students with hands-on experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range.  

FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

August 06, 2015 

Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 13 meeting on that subject, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center, Key Largo. 

Three opportunities to take a Bowhunter Education course

August 06, 2015 

Florida bowhunters in the north central region of Florida will have three opportunities to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course this fall. 

FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

August 05, 2015 

Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 12 meeting on that subject, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Brandon Regional Service Center. 

FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

August 04, 2015 

Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 11 meeting on that subject, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Edgewater City Hall commission chambers, located at 104 N. Riverside Drive, Edgewater, FL 32132. 

Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan needs stakeholder involvement, input

August 04, 2015 

Residents, business owners and people interested in the management of Orange Lake are welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 18 meeting on that subject, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort. 

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