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St. Johns River to get improved manatee protection signs

News Release

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Media contact: Rob Klepper, Robert.Klepper@MyFWC.com, 850-617-9666

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin work to install waterway markers for state-adopted manatee protection zones in the St. Johns River within Putnam, Lake and Volusia counties. The work will begin mid-January and should be completed in four to six weeks.

The FWC is performing routine maintenance and replacing inconsistent waterway signs within the existing boundaries of the manatee protection zones. This will improve manatee protection in the area, and will more clearly mark the boundaries for boaters.

Boaters are urged to use caution, particularly in narrow waterways, while the sign construction is under way.

For more information, visit MyFWC.com/Boating.



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