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FWC encourages safe boating during Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

May 31, 2017 

Law enforcement agencies are encouraging all boaters to enjoy their time on the water, but to take a few safety precautions to stay safe.  

Springtime spurs activity for Florida black bears, cubs

May 18, 2017 

TheFWC reminds the public to be aware that bears are becoming more active this time of year. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. 

FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2017 

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 20-26, Safe Boating Week in Florida.  

Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program hosted this summer in Cedar Key

May 08, 2017 

The FWC is offering a free Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program in Cedar Key for youth between the ages of 5 and 15. Advance registration is required; no walk-ins will be accepted.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach promises day of learning, fun

April 27, 2017 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Amelia Island State Park near the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier, 9000 Heckscher Drive. 

New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection

April 26, 2017 

Contact with nature is an important part of growing up and linking Americans to one another; competing priorities and other factors impede getting outdoors. 

Families invited to free Outdoor Experience at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

April 24, 2017 

Enjoy fun outdoor activities April 29 at the 2017 Outdoor Experience, a free family event hosted by the FWC at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

New summer day camps hosted at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

April 17, 2017 

Registration is now open for the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s new summer day camps, which are a fun way for kids to learn about saltwater fishing and kayaking.  

Discover the wild side of the woods

April 05, 2017 

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the woods with a guide, your golden opportunity is Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual “Welcome to the Woods” event at Seminole Forest WMA in Lake County. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Pensacola promises day of learning, fun

March 23, 2017 

These free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety.  

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