About Getting Involved with FWC


Thank you for your interest in volunteering to conserve Florida's fish and wildlife. With increasing pressures on Florida's fish, wildlife, and habitats, we cannot accomplish our mission without your assistance. You can make a positive impact by assisting with activities such as habitat restoration, laboratory work, education and outreach, and many others. The FWC benefits from the skills and dedication of our volunteers, and in turn, we strive to offer a fulfilling, meaningful, and satisfying volunteer experience.

Citizen science is a smart, cost-effective strategy that enhances the FWC’s ability to conserve Florida’s diversity of fish and wildlife species and their habitats, and for you, it can be a fun and educational experience. You can get involved as a citizen scientist and assist the FWC with research and management efforts, such as biological sampling and monitoring. However, there are plenty of opportunities to be a citizen scientist without the need to be a biologist or have special training. You can be a citizen scientist by just sharing what you see and experience when you participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, biking, bird watching, fishing, boating, photography or sitting in a backyard or on a park bench. The information you provide is valuable, giving our staff an enhanced, up-to-date picture of the status of Florida’s fish and wildlife.

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FWC Facts:
Florida's largest estuary, Tampa Bay, covers 440 square miles and has more than 300 species of inshore fish.

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