Non-motorized Boating Project

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 Summary Report.

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

Useful information

Boating Access and Funding PDF (1.3MB)

Meeting Information



FWC Facts:
If your personal watercraft has an engine-cutoff switch lanyard, you must attach it to your clothing or PFD whenever in use.

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