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Volunteers needed for Project Spring Clean at the Ocala Wildlife Management Area

April 05, 2016 

The FWC is seeking volunteers for a cleanup event on Saturday, April 23, the day after Earth Day. This cleanup is an effort to conserve the Ocala Wildlife Management Area habitat and keep it beautiful for public use. 

Celebrate Florida’s Gopher Tortoise Day and the reptile that can really dig

April 04, 2016 

On Sunday, April 10, theFWC and its partners will celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day for the first time in Florida. Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for ideas on being a part of this day and other gopher tortoise-related events and activities all year long.  

Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes

April 01, 2016 

The Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Report Contest is open to all licensed or legally exempt anglers in Florida. There is no entry fee and prizes will be awarded.  

Join the FWC and partners at ‘Vamos a Pescar Miami!’ (Let’s Go Fishing Miami!) event

April 01, 2016 

Vamos a Pescar Miami! is April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include boating and fishing skills clinics, sport shooting education and Daisy inflatable BB gun range, wildlife presentations, boating opportunities, and on-site fishing with loaner rods and free bait. Music and food vendors also will be on-site. 

April 15 marks start of Florida’s bat maternity season

March 29, 2016 

It is illegal to harm or kill bats in Florida, but they can be legally excluded from a building or structure by following effective, recommended practices that protect bats and people. Exclusions of bat colonies must be complete by April 15. 

Free fishing derby for youth at Tenoroc Fish Management Area

March 25, 2016 

The FWC is sponsoring a free youth freshwater fishing derby at Tenoroc Fish Management Area and Youth Conservation Center in Lakeland on April 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No fishing license is required on this particular weekend but preregistration is required for the derby. 

4 Florida counties open April 1 to gag grouper recreational harvest

March 25, 2016 

State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper starting April 1. This regional season will remain open through June 30, with the first day of the closure being July 1.  

Spiny lobster season closes April 1

March 24, 2016 

The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1 and will reopen Aug. 6.  

Look out boaters - manatees are on the move

March 23, 2016 

The FWC cautions boaters to look out for manatees and follow posted manatee zones. From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.  

Help beach-nesting shorebirds by giving them space

March 22, 2016 

Shorebird nesting season is underway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida and the FWC reminds beachgoers to watch out for and to avoid disturbing birds and their young.  

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