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Gopher tortoise workshop set for south Florida

August 10, 2015 

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. The last of the south Florida workshops is scheduled for Aug. 19 in Port St. Lucie.  

Orlando woman injured by alligator on Wekiva River

August 09, 2015 

Rachael D. Lilienthal, from Orlando, was injured Aug. 8 when an alligator bit her while she was swimming in the Wekiva River just west of the Wekiva Island Marina.  

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach

August 07, 2015 

Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. 

FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

August 06, 2015 

Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 13 meeting on that subject, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center, Key Largo. 

FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

August 05, 2015 

Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 12 meeting on that subject, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Brandon Regional Service Center. 

FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

August 04, 2015 

Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 11 meeting on that subject, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Edgewater City Hall commission chambers, located at 104 N. Riverside Drive, Edgewater, FL 32132. 

Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan needs stakeholder involvement, input

August 04, 2015 

Residents, business owners and people interested in the management of Orange Lake are welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 18 meeting on that subject, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort. 

Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation in northwest Florida

August 03, 2015 

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. 

Deer management units, increased antler regulations go statewide; archery opens in Zone A!

July 31, 2015 

The FWC is working to improve Florida white-tailed deer management at a local level by establishing deer management units throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

July 31, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. 

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