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Project restoring Grassy Flats in Lake Worth Lagoon finishes successfully

August 22, 2015 

This project is designed to restore critical marine habitats so fish, oysters and wildlife will return to an area known as Grassy Flats that was previously uninhabitable because of accumulated muck on the seafloor. 

Near-world-record Suwannee bass live-released at Bass Pro Shops, Tallahassee

August 21, 2015 

Ferrol “Roscoe” Holley from Telogia caught the 3.75 pound, 16.5 inches long Suwannee bass while fishing on the Ochlockonee River.  

Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting Aug. 25

August 19, 2015 

The agenda includes world-renowned aquatic plants expert Dr. William Haller, director of the University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants as well as discussions regarding FWC aquatic habitat restoration and enhancement projects, plans for upcoming hydrilla treatment areas and an update of ongoing maintenance work around the lake. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Orlando’s Lake Lawne

August 18, 2015 

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat a total of 62 acres of hydrilla along the shoreline of the lake on Wednesday, Aug. 26.  

FWC announces details of 2016 Python Challenge™ with partners

August 18, 2015 

Details about upcoming training events, competition rules, registration, prizes and events will be posted at as they are finalized. 

Lake Istokpoga primrose willow maintenance treatment scheduled to start Aug. 18

August 17, 2015 

The 255-acre conservation maintenance project is a cooperative effort between the FWC and the South Florida Water Management District. 

Storms impacting sea turtles on southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast

August 12, 2015 

Heavy rain and rough weather along southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast are impacting sea turtle nests along the beaches, jeopardizing the eggs and hatchlings emerging from the nests. 

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. 

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