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Spring has sprung and outdoor opportunities abound

April 07, 2016 

From hitting the beach to hiking a Wildlife Management Area trail, spring in the Sunshine State provides countless outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s also a great time of the year to see some of the state’s fascinating wildlife species.  

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

April 06, 2016 

Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River, according to FWC officials. Boaters can coexist with these fish and enjoy their time on the water but should take precautions.  

New Santa Fe idle-speed, no-wake zone activates

April 06, 2016 

Because of recent rains and rising water levels, the Santa Fe River’s Zone 8 rose above 17 feet today, activating the idle-speed, no-wake zone, according to FWC officials.  

Look out boaters - manatees are on the move

March 23, 2016 

The FWC cautions boaters to look out for manatees and follow posted manatee zones. From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.  

FWC conducts aquatic weed control on Lake Rousseau

March 21, 2016 

The FWC will be conducting aquatic weed control operations on Lake Rousseau through April 8, using EPA-approved herbicides. During this period, water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake.  

Boca Grande Pass gear restriction boundary shifts

March 18, 2016 

Sands shift and when they do, sometimes, buoys must be moved and boundaries changed. That’s what happened recently in Boca Grande Pass. Recent changes to the buoys marking Boca Grande Pass will affect tarpon anglers and others fishing in the Pass during the months of April, May and June. 

FWC investigating vessel accident in Destin; numerous injuries, one missing

March 18, 2016 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in conjunction with Okaloosa County Sherrif’s Office, Bay County Sherrif’s Office, Panama City Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard, are responding to the scene of a vessel accident that occurred this morning at the Destin jetty. 

New flood zones on Santa Fe, Suwannee to be posted

March 17, 2016 

The work includes the replacement and relocation of several existing markers and installation of new markers posting the revised zones. The project is expected to begin late March and be completed by the end of April.  

FWC plans treatment of invasive plants near boat ramp on Deer Point Lake

March 09, 2016 

The FWC will treat an invasive aquatic plan known as giant salvinia or salvinia molesta on Deer Point Lake in Bay County. The first treatment will be on March 10, weather permitting, followed by additional treatments as deemed necessary.  

FWC to improve aids to navigation at Suwannee River entrance channels

March 03, 2016 

The FWC has scheduled improvements to the aids to navigation that mark the Suwannee River entrance channels at Alligator Pass, McGriff Channel/Wadley Pass and Salt Creek.  

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