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FWC expands access to boating safety exam by allowing online providers to offer courses

August 16, 2018 

Access to Florida’s Boater Education Temporary Certificate Program has been expanded, thanks to work done by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make allowances for online course providers to offer the required courses over the internet. 

3 idle-speed, no-wake zones now activated on Santa Fe River

August 08, 2018 

A third idle-speed, no-wake zone was activated today on the Santa Fe River, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. 

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions activated on Santa Fe River’s Zone 5

July 26, 2018 

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions were activated today for Zone 5 on the Santa Fe River, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. 

New decals support Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

July 05, 2018 

Every July, the FWC introduces new manatee and sea turtle decals that are available with a $5 donation.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

July 03, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

FWC promotes heightened awareness, enforcement for boating under the influence this weekend as part of Operation Dry Water

June 28, 2018 

FWC officers will be focused on educating boaters about safe boating practices, which includes boating sober and enforcing the Florida’s boating under the influence laws.  

FWC approves new course requirements for airboat operators carrying passengers for hire

June 19, 2018 

The rule is supported by the airboat education industry, stakeholders and the public as indicated from three public meetings and meetings with the Florida Airboat Association.  

Lake Ponte Vedra cattail treatment scheduled

June 18, 2018 

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will be aerially applying treatment via helicopter to 150 acres of cattails on Lake Ponte Vedra in northern St. Johns County. 

FWC reminds scallopers to stay safe, recognize and use divers-down flags and buoys

June 13, 2018 

The divers-down symbol is rectangular or square and red in color with a white diagonal stripe. All divers must prominently display a divers-down device in the area in which the diving occurs.  

FWC to meet June 19-20 in Sarasota

June 12, 2018 

The FWC will meet June 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236. Meetings both days are open to the public. 

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