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New Critical Wildlife Area in-water markers to be installed in Lee County

February 01, 2018 

The FWC will soon be installing in-water markers around five new Critical Wildlife Areas in Lee County: Hemp Key CWA; Broken Islands CWA; Matanzas Pass Island CWA; Big Carlos Pass CWA; and Coconut Point East CWA. 

FWC to meet Feb. 7-8 near Tallahassee

January 31, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 7-8 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333.  

Monofilament recycling website gets new look, interactive map

January 31, 2018 

You can learn all of this and more by visiting the newly updated FWC Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program’s website at MRRP.MyFWC.com.  

Florida scrub-jays play starring role at Feb. 3 festival

January 29, 2018 

The free Florida Scrub-Jay and Wildlife Festival on Saturday, Feb. 3 in Volusia County offers an 8 a.m. early-bird hike, and continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with eco-buggy rides, guided hikes, wildlife exhibits and presentations, and activities for kids. 

Contracted nuisance alligator trapper sought for south Palm Beach County

January 29, 2018 

The FWC's Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for a contracted nuisance alligator trapper in southern Palm Beach County (south of State Road 804). 

FWC hosts Lake Okeechobee habitat and fisheries management meeting

January 22, 2018 

The meeting will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the South Florida Water Management District Service Center, 3800 NW 16th Blvd., Suite A, Okeechobee, FL 34972.  

Explore the outdoors! Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area celebrates 75 years of Florida WMAs

January 18, 2018 

The FWC invites the public to enjoy this free, family-friendly Tosohatchee WMA event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. The event was rescheduled from a previously announced date. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Jan. 13 in Naples

January 08, 2018 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

FWC monitoring sea turtles, manatees during cold weather

January 03, 2018 

FWC staff, partners and volunteers are monitoring the status of marine species affected most by the cold, and are prepared in case rescues are needed. 

Everglades-area WMAs open to public

December 21, 2017 

The FWC). has rescinded executive orders that established special restrictions on portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor and Holey Land Wildlife Management Areas. Rotenberger WMA will remain closed because of continued high-water levels. 

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