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Volunteers needed at Escribano Point WMA

News Release

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking volunteers from the public to assist in conservation efforts at Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

FWC staff is holding a coastal cleanup day on Saturday, March 7, starting at 8 a.m. at Bayside Campground.

Volunteer opportunities include cleaning up litter along shorelines, roads, and recreation areas. Individuals with kayaks and small boats can bring them to help clean along the shore and on the point.

FWC staff will provide trash bags and rubber gloves. Volunteers should plan to bring their own lunch.

For detailed directions to the work site in the WMA, go to and scroll through the “Events Calendar” listings to the March 7 Escribano event.

For more information on the cleanup of Florida’s newest Wildlife Management Area, contact Mark Winland at 850-819-0890 or

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