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FWC awards BearWise funding to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts

November 17, 2017 

BearWise funding will help communities purchase and provide bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment to their residents at a discounted cost.  

FWC holds public meetings on proposed conservation measures, permitting guidelines for burrowing owls

November 07, 2017 

FWC staff will briefly present the protections that apply to burrowing owls, the draft Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines, and anticipated next steps for this species.  

FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

November 06, 2017 

The FWC congratulates Chairman Brian Yablonski on his new position as Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center, a national conservation research institute. 

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

November 03, 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 on Nov. 18, at Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway. 

Florida manatees on the move, public stewardship on the water makes a difference

November 01, 2017 

With the arrival of Manatee Awareness Month, people again are slowing down and looking out for these large aquatic mammals in waterways throughout the state.  

UPDATE 7: Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

October 31, 2017 

Currently, 1,492 displaced vessels have been removed from Florida waterways by both private owners and Unified Command response teams. Nearly 230 personnel from state and federal agencies are involved in the disaster response. 

FWC plans hydrilla treatment in Lake Hatchineha

October 30, 2017 

The FWC will treat a 150-acre trail to enable navigation on the lake, using herbicides approved for use in lakes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  

FWC hosts public python workshops in south Florida

October 30, 2017 

In partnership with Everglades National Park, the FWC is developing an Interagency Python Management Plan to identify goals and strategies for land managers to help control invasive Burmese pythons.  

FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

October 26, 2017 

The division must comply with approximately 240 standards to receive reaccreditation status. If the CFA determines the Division of Law Enforcement has complied with the appropriate standards, the reaccreditation will be awarded for three years. 

November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

October 25, 2017 

Gray triggerfish will open in Gulf of Mexico state waters for recreational harvest Nov. 4 and 5. During this state season opening, the Gulf state waters minimum size limit is 14 inches fork length and the daily bag limit is two per person, per day. 

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