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Extreme weather prompts emergency temporary closure of 4 Wildlife Management Areas in South Florida

News Release

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Media contact: Carol Lyn Parrish, 850-556-2269

Due to anticipated storm events, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has temporarily closed all activities and roads in the J.W. Corbett and Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Areas, and the John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland and DuPuis Wildlife and Environmental Areas until further notice.  All listed areas are closed to access, effective Oct. 5, at 12:00 a.m.

The closure applies to all vehicles and public access, and will remain in effect until further notice to ensure public safety and resource conservation during this extreme weather event.

Any provisions of F.A.C. 68A-15.064, which are inconsistent, are superseded while this closure remains in effect.

If you have additional questions or would like to monitor for updates, visit Open/Closed Status of FWC-managed Areas.

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