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Conservation group recognizes FWC regional director for outstanding leadership

February 04, 2015 

FWC Regional Director Chris Wynn was honored at the Commission meeting in Jacksonville Feb. 4, when the Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association gave him the Wildlife and Natural Resource Achievement Award. 

‘Critical Wildlife Area’ signs go up around Bird Island in Martin County

January 28, 2015 

The FWC and Martin County have installed signs around a small island in Martin County, known locally as Bird Island, identifying it as a “Critical Wildlife Area.” The spoil island, also known as MC2, is an important nesting site for a variety of wading birds and one shorebird species.  

Northern African pythons targeted for removal

January 26, 2015 

This winter, the FWC and partners are continuing increased efforts to locate and remove invasive, nonnative Northern African pythons in south Florida to take advantage of the weather and the snake’s limited distribution. 

FWC to hold public hearings on proposed manatee zones for western Pinellas

January 26, 2015 

The FWC will hold two public hearings Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. to gather additional public comment.  

Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Lake Jackson

January 23, 2015 

The meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee. 

Help plan the future of Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area

January 20, 2015 

Public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Monroe County. 

Information sought regarding suspicious pelican deaths

January 14, 2015 

The FWC is seeking information regarding the injuries and deaths of approximately six pelicans in the Florida Keys. 

Prescribed burn planned for Escribano Point WMA

January 09, 2015 

The burn is expected to be finished in one day. The public should expect to see smoke from the fire throughout the weekend. 

Help plan the future of Hilochee Wildlife Management Area

December 01, 2014 

Dec. 16 public hearing at 7 p.m. in Tavares. 

'Tis the season for gifts to support Florida wildlife

November 25, 2014 

The FWC has gift ideas that should please almost anyone who appreciates Florida wildlife. 

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