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FWC removing aquatic plants from Lake Kissimmee

November 04, 2016 

Approximately 29 acres of noxious aquatic plants, including water primrose, spatterdock, knotweed, burhead sedge and other tussock-forming plant species, are targeted for removal from the lake. 

FWC to assist with sea turtle-friendly lighting retrofits on beachfront properties

November 03, 2016 

The FWC is encouraging coastal business owners and homeowners in northwest Florida to consider investing in sea turtle-safe lighting upgrades in time for the 2017 nesting season, which begins in May.  

FWC reminds Floridians of extended Gulf red snapper season in November

November 02, 2016 

The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters will remain open for seven additional days this November, including Nov. 5 and 6; Nov. 11 and 12; and Nov. 25, 26 and 27. 

Watch out for migrating manatees!

November 01, 2016 

With the onset of the manatee migration, the FWC reminds people in boats and personal watercraft to slow down to avoid manatees, particularly in shallow areas.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

November 01, 2016 

Approximately 60 acres of invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. One acre of coontail will be treated at public access points between Peaceful Acres and Bypass Channel. 

Easy guide to Florida’s fall hunting seasons

November 01, 2016 

With one of the longest deer seasons in the nation and nearly 6 million acres of public hunting lands, Florida offers hunters many opportunities to get out and enjoy November's cooler weather.  

FWC Applauds Orange County for Working to Reduce Conflicts with Bears

November 01, 2016 

Today, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) commended Orange County for unanimously approving an ordinance that will help reduce human-bear conflicts in neighborhoods in the northern portion of the county.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

October 28, 2016 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic on Nov. 5 in Steinhatchee. 

Naples Zoo welcomes Florida Panther Festival

October 25, 2016 

The festival provides an easily accessible way for families to learn the best ways to live with our native species and get their questions answered by biologists and other professional wildlife experts. 

Normal public use resumes for Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Areas

October 24, 2016 

The order, which takes effect immediately, once again permits normal public access to all of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA. However, deer hunting and the general gun-vehicle season remain canceled per Executive Order 16-21. 

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