In May 2009 the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) initiated an outreach effort to learn about issues
of concern to non-motorized boaters (NMB) and to strengthen
relationships with this diverse community. Staff from the
Office of Recreation Services (ORS) and Division of Law Enforcement
(LE) attended club meetings, held five public 'Listening Sessions'
and provided an email site for public comment. Results can be
viewed in the Final
The FWC has formed a team made up of ORS, LE and the divisions
of Marine Fisheries, Habitat and Species Conservation, and
Freshwater Fisheries to work on this issue. The FWC team has in
turn developed a technical assistance group to work with
them on solutions to selected issues. We anticipate this work to
last about one year and look forward to a variety of positive
outcomes of this effort.
The 15 member technical assistance group is
representative of the diverse types of recreation within the
non-motorized boating community around the state. The public is
invited to attend the meetings.
Our next meeting is December 8th at the Bass Pro Shop in Orlando
from 10:00am - 3:30pm. The public is invited to attend.
Bass Pro Shop Orlando - Google Maps
5156 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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