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Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

March 22, 2017 

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.  

FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

March 17, 2017 

Many course providers will offer incentives or course discounts for students who enroll in or complete a course during the “Spring Aboard” campaign.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Weeki Wachee promises day of learning, fun

March 17, 2017 

These free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. In addition, environmental displays will offer participants a unique chance to experience Florida’s marine life firsthand. 

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Ocala

March 17, 2017 

Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more. 

FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

March 14, 2017 

The FWC is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres of Lake Okeechobee between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal. 

Explore Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas with FWC’s Geocaching Challenge!

March 13, 2017 

It’s your chance to join a modern-day treasure hunt while soaking in the beauty of the wildlife and scenery on lead WMAs managed by the FWC. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 18 in Miami

March 13, 2017 

The FWC and Zoo Miami are holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day event on March 18 at the zoo. People can surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally.  

Growing Florida panther population can lead to increased interactions with people

March 13, 2017 

Over the past few decades, the panther population has grown significantly. As the population grows, the chance for interaction between panthers and humans also increases – which can be bad for both people and panthers. 

Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program ends May 19

March 10, 2017 

This yearlong lionfish removal incentive program rewards divers for harvesting lionfish off Escambia through Franklin counties. The program may be ending, but lionfish are open for harvest year-round and there are no bag or size limits. 

Be a citizen-scientist this horseshoe crab spawning season

March 09, 2017 

Biologists with the FWC are asking the public to report horseshoe crab sightings. For 15 years, citizens have reported horseshoe crab sightings to the FWC, providing important information about population distribution.  

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Help remove nonnative lionfish from Florida waters to limit negative impacts to native fish and wildlife. They can be speared, caught in hand-held nets or on hook and line.

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