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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. 

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.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee

June 25, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee from June 25 through June 27, weather permitting. Lake Okeechobee is the state’s largest lake, covering parts of Palm Beach, Martin, Glades, Okeechobee, and Hendry counties in south Florida. 

Hunter safety courses offered in 2 counties

June 22, 2018 

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 West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

Everglades National Park and FWC to Expand Python Removal Efforts

May 31, 2018 

Everglades National Park and the FWC are partnering to expand the park’s Python Removal Authorized Agent Program by allowing paid FWC contractors to remove pythons in Everglades National Park.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 5 counties

May 18, 2018 

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 West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.  

FWC reopens Area 3A North in the Everglades WMA complex

May 15, 2018 

Recent rains have raised water levels in the portion of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area known as 3A North prompting the FWC to reopen the area.  

Everglades Youth Conservation Center summer camp registration is now open

May 01, 2018 

Though the emphasis of the materials presented at each camp is different, all campers will have hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills from qualified instructors.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 3 counties

April 19, 2018 

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 West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

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