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FWC receives applications for ‘BearWise’ funding

August 09, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be providing up to $500,000 in BearWise funding to local governments to help reduce human-bear conflicts. The funding helps offset some of the costs for residents and businesses to acquire bear-resistant trash cans and dumpsters. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Aug. 19 in West Palm Beach

August 09, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium are holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day event on Sunday, Aug. 19, in West Palm Beach. People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost. 

Help prevent CWD

August 07, 2018 

Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD as it’s more commonly called, has most recently been detected in Mississippi. This is the closest the fatal deer disease has been to our Florida border. 

FWC Aug. 14 workshop in Santa Rosa County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

August 03, 2018 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in conserving one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

FWC’s Aug. 8 workshop in Miami-Dade County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 26, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida. A workshop is scheduled for Aug. 8 in Miami-Dade County. 

FWC’s Aug. 7 workshop in Collier County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 26, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida. A workshop is scheduled for Aug. 7 in Collier County. 

FWC invites the public to attend 9th Annual Florida Waterfowl Summit

July 26, 2018 

The public is invited to attend the free ninth annual United Waterfowlers Florida (UW-F) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Florida Waterfowl Summit on Aug. 10 which will focus on aquatic plant management and the challenges associated with nutrients and invasive species. The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474. 

Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area reopens to public

July 19, 2018 

Temporarily restricting access to this WMA was a necessary conservation measure because high water levels had forced wildlife to take refuge on tree islands and levees, resulting in stressful conditions for the animals.  

Help plan the future of L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area

July 19, 2018 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WEA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

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.  

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