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FWC July 19 workshop in Citrus County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

July 12, 2016 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 11, 2016 

The FWC is holding public workshops to share information about and solicit comments on the proposal to designate new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs throughout the state.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 07, 2016 

The workshop for Nassau Sound Bird Islands will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 14 at the Peck Center Auditorium in Fernandina Beach.  

FWC workshop July 12 in Walton County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

July 06, 2016 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species.  

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season closes July 11

July 05, 2016 

he 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.  

Cape Coral eagle pair to get new nest platform

July 05, 2016 

The eagle nest will need to be removed from the tower at 3937 Palm Tree Blvd. in order to conduct the necessary work. Once repairs are complete, a special fiberglass dish will be attached and seeded with material from the old nest. 

Awesome decals do great things for manatees, sea turtles

June 30, 2016 

With each donation of $5 or more, individuals will receive their choice of one of this year’s decals and contribute to the conservation of these endangered and threatened species.  

Audubon and FWC ask public to protect coastal birds this Fourth of July weekend

June 30, 2016 

This holiday weekend, protect coastal nesting birds and wildlife by giving them space, and keeping personal fireworks off our beaches and waterways. Fireworks explosions scare adults from nests, leaving them vulnerable to predation or crushing underfoot. 

Gag grouper recreational harvest closing in 4-county Gulf region

June 27, 2016 

Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. 

FWC thanks Lake County Commission for passing ordinance to help reduce bear conflicts

June 23, 2016 

The FWC commended the Lake County Commission for taking proactive Bear Wise steps to reduce bear conflicts in Lake County communities.  

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