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Statewide manatee count consistent with previous survey

February 25, 2016 

Aerial surveys are conducted annually, weather permitting, to provide researchers with a count of manatees visible in Florida waters at the time of the survey. Through this effort, researchers know there are at least 6,250 manatees in Florida waters. 

Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Tallahassee area lakes

February 19, 2016 

The FWC will hold a public meeting on Feb. 23, to discuss the management of aquatic plants in five Tallahassee area lakes (Jackson, Carr, Iamonia, Miccosukee and Munson). The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 170 at the Carr Building, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee.  

Help plan the future of Tenoroc Fish Management Area

February 17, 2016 

A 10-year plan for the Tenoroc Fish Management Area will be presented at a Thursday, Feb. 25, public hearing in Polk County. People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Johnny and Freda Brooks Eloise Resource Center. 

FWC recognizes Helen Roth, Florida Land Steward Landowner of the Year

February 11, 2016 

Helen Roth, a Gadsden County landowner, is the 2015 Florida Land Steward Landowner of the Year. The FWC recognized her Feb. 11 for the honor bestowed on her by the Florida Land Steward partnership and for her dedicated work as a private landowner conserving Florida wildlife and habitat. 

FWC working with private landowners to conserve wildlife

February 11, 2016 

To learn more about private land partnerships and the FWC’s Landowner Assistance Program visit MyFlorida.com/lap. 

Celebrate only bird found exclusively in Florida at upcoming Scrub-Jay Festival

February 09, 2016 

The festival takes place from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail in Osprey. Immediately before the festival are 5K and 10K races to raise money specifically for the Florida scrub-jays at the park, which is one of the best places to see these songbirds on the southwest coast. 

FWC seeks information on anacondas in Brevard County

February 08, 2016 

The FWC asks the public to report to the FWC any information regarding the possible illegal breeding, possession or release of this nonnative species by calling the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922 (FWCC) or by email or text to Tip@MyFWC.com. Callers may be eligible for a reward in the event of an arrest. 

FWC begins removing floating plants in Lake Istokpoga

February 08, 2016 

The FWC on Feb. 9, will begin removing 27 acres of floating plant material in Lake Istokpoga’s Big Island Marsh in Highlands County. The project is scheduled to take about two months. The plant removal includes cattail, primrose and burhead sedge, which will reduce the negative effects of decaying plant material on the marsh. 

Join free fun at Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

January 28, 2016 

Join friends and neighbors for free birding tours, live entertainment, exhibitors and much more at the fourth annual Birdapalooza, a celebration of the rich diversity of birds and wildlife on the shores of Lake Apopka, one of Florida’s largest lakes. 

2016 Python Challenge™ photo contest kicks off today

January 22, 2016 

The contest allows people from all over the world to take part in this awareness effort on the negative impacts of nonnative species. 

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