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FWC requests public input on venomous reptile rules

July 15, 2016 

In order to effectively receive information and direction from the public, the agency has developed an online survey on SurveyMonkey.com, and will be accepting survey responses and recommendations through July 27, 2016. 

FWC July 21 workshop in Flagler County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

July 14, 2016 

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

City of St. Augustine partners with FWC to protect nesting shorebirds

July 13, 2016 

The City of St. Augustine is partnering with the FWC to help protect nesting shorebirds. Partnerships like this are essential in helping protect imperiled species in Florida. 

FWC July 20 workshop in Pasco County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

July 13, 2016 

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

FWC invites communities to submit proposals for $825,000 in bear-conflict reduction funding

July 12, 2016 

The FWC invites counties and other local governments to submit proposals so the agency can effectively distribute state funding for reducing bear conflicts in Florida communities.  

Time’s almost up to qualify for an extra spiny lobster via the Lionfish Challenge

July 12, 2016 

Fifty lionfish: That is all it takes to qualify for the Lionfish Challenge. And if you get your 50 now, you will receive a commemorative coin marking your membership and allowing you to take one extra spiny lobster per day during the two-day sport season July 27-28.  

FWC July 19 workshop in Citrus County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

July 12, 2016 

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

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 11, 2016 

The FWC is holding public workshops to share information about and solicit comments on the proposal to designate new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs throughout the state.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Panama City Beach!

July 08, 2016 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach. 

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in July

July 08, 2016 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

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FWC Facts:
The gopher tortoise is the only Florida turtle that digs a burrow. Burrow entrances are shaped just like a tortoise's shell: arched on the top and flat on the bottom (floor).

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